Station Name:WEST HOATHLY
[Source: Nick Catford]
Looking south towards West Hoathly station in September 1961. The sidings have been lifted but nothing else in the goods yard has gone. The small timber goods lockup is seen in the centre and, to its left, is the overgrown cattle dock. A large quantity of coal appears to have been abandoned behind the loading gauge. There is no obvious evidence of a coal merchant still operating from the yard. The closest building is the ‘Railway Hotel’; it was renamed the ‘Bluebell Inn’ and remained open until 1999.