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Bedford Photographic Memories

Bedford Photographic Memories

The photo 'Sandy, Railway Station 1925' appears in this book.

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Caption for Sandy, Railway Station 1925: This view is looking down from the road bridge; things have changed greatly at Sandy. The line on the left, beyond the trees, is the London and North Western Railway Cambridge to Bletchley line that was closed in 1968. The right-hand station is the Great Northern line, later the LNER, and its station buildings largely remain. The island platform and the LNWR station in the background were removed: there are now four tracks with overhead electric supply lines for the high-speed East Coast Main Line trains, which thunder through on their way to York and Edinburgh.

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Memories of Sandy

I lived in Sandy between about 1963 and 1979 and have seen changes even in that short time. It was a fairly quiet village when we first came in spite of the adjacent A1. I went to St Swithuns school in St Neots Road, then Sandy County Primary School and Sandye Place (Sec Mod) school. There wasn't an awful lot to do in those (...Read full memory)

Seen every day but nearly always missed, was the sign above the hairdressers, the one with the shade down and owned by E. Curtis, it was still possible to see the sign at the top, just below the guttering, that said it was the site where the public could go and have a bath.

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