Thursday, October 20, 2011

Templecombe Then and Now

The two photographs here show how the spur from the S&D main line up to the Templecombe Upper station has changed over the years.
The top photo, I think, dates from the early 1940s while the bottom picture was taken much more recently - and a little further back than the first one.
There have been many obvious changes made during the intervening years, not least the disappearance of the trees in the distance, many of them English elms, to be replaced by a housing estate.
The road in the foreground leads to the Thales Underwater Systems, Throop Road site. The company, then known as Plessey Marine, purchased the site of the old S&D shed a couple of years after the line closed in 1966.

No comments:

Post a Comment