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EPW026412 ENGLAND (1929). Garstang Bridge and the town, Garstang, 1929

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Title [EPW026412] Garstang Bridge and the town, Garstang, 1929
Reference EPW026412
Date April-1929
Link
Place name GARSTANG
Parish GARSTANG
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 349234, 445112
Longitude / Latitude -2.7726893087613, 53.899484790367
National Grid Reference SD492451

Pins


wadey
Tuesday 7th of October 2014 02:01:05 PM
Council Offices

wadey
Tuesday 7th of October 2014 02:00:05 PM
Royal Oak Hotel

wadey
Tuesday 7th of October 2014 01:58:00 PM

wadey
Tuesday 7th of October 2014 01:57:40 PM
Garstang Liberal Club, Bridge Street, Garstang, Lancashire PR3 1YB

wadey
Tuesday 7th of October 2014 01:56:27 PM
B6430 Wyre Bridge "Until 1926, when the first by-pass was built, this was the route of the main north to south road (the A6) which ran through the town and over the River Wyre at the stone bridge. It formed the 'Drove Road' for Highland Cattle being walked from Scotland to markets in the midlands and London. The present bridge was built in the early nineteenth century. It is a Grade II listed structure (British Listed Buildings). It was formerly known as ”Wyre Bridge”. Thanks to David Dixon

wadey
Tuesday 7th of October 2014 01:54:48 PM
Given that the Garstand & Knott End Railway had a motley collection of engines over time, the engine we can see does have an uncanny resemblance to the distinctive outline of their last engine, side tank 2-6-0 Manning-Wardle No.1747 "Blackpool", bought from the leeds firm in 1909. Not many LMS engines at the time had that profile that I can think of. The LMS acquired "Blackpool" in 1923 and gave it the number 11680, though its stayed as staple motive power for the line and was the last GK&ER engine. Being unique in their stock it didn't last long (being of undesirable non-standard design, probably why the GK&ER got her, probably on the cheap). It was withdrawn in October 1927 and scrapped. But the photo says 1929. Is it an illusion of the film or are some dates wrong? We may never know!

Rob Daniels
Wednesday 19th of February 2014 09:31:59 AM
That should be G&KER, of course!

Rob Daniels
Wednesday 19th of February 2014 09:46:18 AM
Garstang Town station on the Garstang & Knott End Railway.Line opened 14th December 1870. Became part of London, Midland and Scottish Railway in 1923. Closed to passengers on 29th March 1930 and entirely on 31st July 1963.

Rob Daniels
Wednesday 19th of February 2014 09:10:20 AM
Carriage sheds

Rob Daniels
Wednesday 19th of February 2014 09:02:53 AM

User Comment Contributions

The locomotive that I believe is in the photo.

Rob Daniels
Wednesday 19th of February 2014 10:09:05 AM