Mortehoe and Woolacombe Station - June 06, 1983.
Mortehoe and Woolacombe Station - June 06, 1983. View looking north towards Ilfracombe.
The station was opened by the London and South Western Railway on July 20, 1874. It passed to the Southern Railway at the grouping and then on to British Railways Southern Region on nationalisation in 1948. In the 1960s it was transferred along with other Southern lines west of Exeter to British Railways Western Region. The station, along with the rest of the line to Ilfracombe closed completely on October 05, 1970.
The North Devon Railway Company attempted to reopen the line in the early 1970s but were unable to raise the asking price. The tracks were removed in 1975.
In the mid 1980s the site was redeveloped into the "Once Upon A Time Children's Theme Park" which had a railway theme. However this closed at the end of the 2005 Season.
The site is believed to have been undergoing redevelopment in 2008.
Contax 139 with Carl Zeiss f 1.7 50mm Planar Lens. Agfa CT18 film
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