Station Name: SWAFFHAM
[Source: Glen Kilday]


Swaffham Gallery 3: 1960s - July 1982

The bridge over the Sporle Road and Northwell Pool at Swaffham. The junction of the Dereham and Thetford lines is to the right of the image edge and the engine shed behind the photographer on the left. Undated.
Photo from Duncan Chandler collection

Swaffham station in 1968 looking east from the north (island) platform prior to closure. The main building is to the right and a waiting shelter to the left. BR Eastern Region signage is seen, including a totem and running-in board on the south platform. Until the end the station remains gas-lit.
Photo from Alan Young collection

Looking west through Swaffham station in September 1968, the month of closure.
Photo from John Mann collection

Swaffham station in October 1975, looking towards King’s Lynn.The buildings remain intact.
Photo by David Burrows from his Flickr photostream

Swaffham station looking south-east in October 1975.
Photo by David Burrows from his Flickr photostream

Swaffham station in October 1976 looking south-west. The station building with its awning and the stationmaster’s house are on the south platform whilst the north (island) platform is provided with a modest waiting shed and awning.
Photo by Alan Young

The disused Swaffham station looking east from the north (island) platform in October 1976.
Photo by Alan Young

A Blue Coach Services bus parked in Swaffham station yard in April 1979. Blue Coach Services of Shouldham (now trading as Matthews), ran local services in and around King’s Lynn. Leyland PD3 HNW 365D was new to Farsley Omnibus Co.  Matthews Of Shouldham continues to operate to this day although it is many years since they last operated double deckers.
Photo by Geoff Skelsey

One of a series of pictures taken at Swaffham station by John Mann in July 1982 which show the station buildings and land being surrounded by and, in the case of the goods shed, absorbed into a new trading estate. The main buildings on the south platform are seen looking south-west.
Photo by John Mann

The goods shed at the eastern side of Swaffham station site in July 1982.
Photo by John Mann

Looking east at Swaffham in July 1982 as an industrial unit is under construction on the former railway trackbed. Although the station buildings (right) appear to be under threat they would survive and be refurbished and still exist today (2017).
Photo by John Mann

The south platform and station buildings at Swaffham are obscured by a timber hut and building materials as construction of a new trading estate is underway in July 1982.
Photo by John Mann

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July 1982 - August 2017

 

 

 

[Source: Glen Kilday]




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