by Rosemary Thomas, ‘Up and Over’ Mapping the Valleys Project
My husband was brought up in Church Place, very close to this station, which was part of their ‘playground’.
Their two favourite activities were jumping on the back of the train as it left the station and riding it as far as the tunnel at Alma Road. They also loved swinging across the track on the arm of the apparatus which filled the engines with water. No health and safety in those days!
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