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Cheltenham South and Leckhampton Station, Gloucestershire, c. 1950s

Cheltenham South and Leckhampton Station, Gloucestershire, c. 1950s


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Size: 1623 x 915 (276KB)

Date: 9th January 2009

Source: STEAM Museum of the GWR

Unique Reference Number: 5200163

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Cheltenham South and Leckhampton Station, Gloucestershire, c. 1950s

A view of Cheltenham South and Leckhampton Station in Gloucestershire, c.1950s, showing the small brick-built station building.
Leckhampton station opened in 1881, changing its name in 1906 and again in 1952 to reflect the station serving the outer fringes of Cheltenham.
The station closed in the early 1960s

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1950s Cheltenham Gloucestershire Station Leckhampton


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A captivating snapshot of the past, this photograph transports us back in time to Cheltenham South and Leckhampton Station in Gloucestershire during the 1950s. The image showcases the quaint, brick-built station building, which once played an essential role in connecting the outer fringes of Cheltenham with the wider world. Leckhampton Station, nestled in the picturesque countryside, first opened its doors to passengers in 1881. Over the years, it underwent two name changes, the first in 1906, and the second in 1952, to better reflect its location. This charming station, with its red-tiled roof and whitewashed walls, stood as a testament to the rich railway history of Cheltenham and the surrounding areas. However, as the decades passed, the railway landscape began to change. By the early 1960s, Leckhampton Station closed its doors for the final time, marking the end of an era. Today, this photograph serves as a poignant reminder of the station's history and the role it once played in the lives of the local community. The image invites us to imagine the hustle and bustle of passengers rushing to catch their trains, the sound of steam engines chugging in and out of the station, and the sense of excitement and adventure that came with each journey. As we gaze upon this scene, we can't help but feel a deep connection to the past and the stories that unfolded within the walls of Leckhampton Station. This photograph, captured in the 1950s, is a precious piece of history, offering a glimpse into a bygone era and the rich railway heritage of Cheltenham and Gloucestershire.

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