TF2883 : Commemorative plaque, Withcall station

taken 12 years ago, near to Withcall, Lincolnshire, England

Commemorative plaque, Withcall station
Commemorative plaque, Withcall station
Not a strictly true account. The Louth and Lincoln Railway opened the line through Withcall in 1876 though trains were operated from the start by the Great Northern Railway which absorbed the L&LR in 1883. Withcall station wasn't opened until 1882. The Great Northern became part of the London and North Eastern Railway in 1923 and was duly nationalised in 1948 as British Railways. Passenger services were withdrawn from Withcall in 1951 and the line finally closed in 1956. I can't imagine that, except at harvest, traffic was ever very heavy. Perhaps the station's greatest claim to fame is that for three weeks of each year large quantities of white violets were sent from here to the London flower markets.

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TF2883, 34 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Jonathan Thacker   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Tuesday, 21 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Thursday, 23 August, 2012
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 2840 8368 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:20.0674N 0:4.3930W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 2842 8368
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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