EPW023972 ENGLAND (1928). The Station and Goods Shed, Axminster, 1928

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Title [EPW023972] The Station and Goods Shed, Axminster, 1928
Reference EPW023972
Date September-1928
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Place name AXMINSTER
Parish AXMINSTER
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 329225, 98194
Longitude / Latitude -3.0039606654488, 50.778433446021
National Grid Reference SY292982

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Grounded wooden coach body - possibly used as a store or as a staff mess

MB
Saturday 2nd of January 2021 07:32:21 PM
Pretty sure this is the timber saw mill of my great grandfather. That acute triangle between King Edward Rd and Woodmead Rd is where he later built 'Allwood', the wooden bungalow that my grandparents lived in until their deaths.

Bottleman3
Tuesday 1st of January 2019 04:14:22 PM
Branchline to Lyme Regis

Kentishman
Sunday 28th of September 2014 07:44:24 AM
Axminster Station Did you know that Axminster Station was one of 200 'stopping stations' where wounded and sick men and women were received for onward transfer to local hospital by car and ambulance? Where might they have been taken?

Lynda Tubbs
Tuesday 18th of March 2014 02:41:18 PM
When the flight took place this was the A35 trunk road but with the opening of the Axminster Bypass in 1991 it has been detrunked to the B3261.

Tony C
Thursday 13th of December 2012 07:07:07 PM
These terraced houses still here.

Allen T
Friday 7th of December 2012 11:53:57 PM
This is the B326 which joins the A35 approx a mile up the road at Kilmington.

Allen T
Friday 7th of December 2012 11:44:46 PM

Allen T
Friday 7th of December 2012 11:40:55 PM
Cattle dock and many cattle wagons in the siding. Axminster had an enormous cattle auction and market every Thursday (historically since 1210AD)

rog747
Thursday 28th of June 2012 04:15:24 PM

rog747
Thursday 28th of June 2012 02:06:59 PM
This road is probably the main A35 from Bridport (E) and to Honiton (W). The by-pass came much later!

rog747
Thursday 28th of June 2012 01:59:36 PM
I think this lane is the A358 from Seaton.

rog747
Thursday 28th of June 2012 01:56:00 PM
Note the local bus and it is possible that the driver is also standing there in his white coat and cap with a white top. Bus drivers wore uniforms like this in the 'old days'!

rog747
Thursday 28th of June 2012 01:52:43 PM
Footbridge to the Lyme Regis branch trains bay and for 'up' trains to Salisbury and Waterloo. This has now been replaced by a new one with the reinstatement in 2009 of the 'up' platform. Sadly although the bay is still there will be no more trains for Lyme Regis!

rog747
Thursday 28th of June 2012 01:49:08 PM
station master's vegetable patch and greenhouse

rog747
Thursday 28th of June 2012 01:44:57 PM

User Comment Contributions

Axminster Station 09/02/2014

Class31
Sunday 9th of February 2014 08:00:28 PM
Axminster Station 09/02/2014

Class31
Sunday 9th of February 2014 07:59:38 PM
Axminster Station 09/02/2014

Class31
Sunday 9th of February 2014 07:57:41 PM
It is interesting to note how many of the cattle wagons are not Southern wagons, mostly being marked GW for the Great Western and one NE for the London and North Eastern Railway. This suggests that Axminster market attracted trade from a wide area. It is also noted that the cattle wagon roofs are white to reflect the sun and one newly painted coach in the train standing in the down platform is also in freshly applied white, while the others have become a dirty grey. The train would appear to be a service from Exeter that is turning as it stands in the down platform without a locomotive and is rather too long to be the Lyme Regis branch train!

Some wagons are still marked LSWR that became part of the Southern in 1923. There is a Loco coal wagon next to the Lyme Regis Branch coal stage by the water town.

Maurice
Monday 1st of October 2012 09:17:55 PM
Great stuff Maurice you've really brought this picture to life! My grandfather was a Southern Region train driver and was tragically killed in 1941 on a tunnel tank trap near Axminster.

Allen T
Monday 1st of October 2012 09:17:55 PM
Great view of Axminster Station.

John Russell
Friday 29th of June 2012 07:30:59 AM
Yes! I have posted this photo too below and have added some 'pins' on there for a bit of local insight.

rog747
Friday 29th of June 2012 07:30:59 AM
A wonderful study of late 1920's station life at Axminster,

note the local bus waits outside and lots of good yard activity.

rog747
Thursday 28th of June 2012 01:00:38 PM