Your Memories of Templecombe (Upper and Lower) Stations

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Daniel Holden-Storey

On Friday 5 March 1966 a friend and I travelled from Bournemouth Central to Templecombe behind (much to our surprise and joy) 34057 Biggin Hill, which was of course to feature with 34006 Bude the following day. It was the last train of the day and we were very surprised when the train stopped at the Lower Platform and we had to get off the train. We thought she would take us all the way to the junction. I guess it must have been the last service train to stop there. By default we made history.

Perhaps someone else in your society enjoyed the trip as well and can confirm our trip.

Vince Eveleigh

As small children living in Child Oakford we used to board at Shillingstone Station and travel to Templecombe to visit my grand parents . My grand mother worked on the station for many years in the buffet ( Doris Sanger ) and my Uncle Ron was Porter there . Time wise this was maybe 1965 ? I remember running along the platform and talking to the driver and fireman and then crossing the overhead connecting bridge . Those wonderful smells of smoke and hot oil...

Happy days indeed!

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