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Flying Scotsman Through Bramley Station

A Memory of Bramley

I think it was 1963. The Flying Scotsman steam train came through Bramley station. I was only small, and we all gathered to watch it come through at a fantastic speed! I remember the station master, Jimmy Seagull, telling us kids to stand well back, as it was likely to suck us off the platform if we got too close!
We saw lots of steam trains in those days, but rarely one as famous as that.
Also in the picture is Hanmore's grocers. we used to get a chocolate Raspberry Ruffle every time we went in there, and the butcher next door hung my rag doll on one of his spikes when I took her in once!

Comments & feedback

Wed May 18th 2016, at 5:37 pm

Mike Mundy commented:

I have posted a colour photo of this train passing through Bramley on the Facebook site " Memories of Bramley Hants"

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