The Crossing Gates

A Memory of Addlestone

I used to watch the man in the signal box turn a large wheel similar to a ship's wheel to close the gates. Cyclists used to aim for the gap as they got closer together. Motorists became very impatient when a train came from both Weybridge and the Chertsey direction, and the gates remained closed for several minutes.

A memory shared by John Bushell , on Jan 22nd, 2013.

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