Brocklesby


(Photo by Chris Bates)
  This very ornate station (which is a grade 2 listed building) is a magnificent red brick structure,
with Dutch gables, stone finials, and tall stone mock-Tudor style chimneys.
It stands remote from any dwellings, being built in the nineteenth century
for the former Earl of Yarborough, resident at Brocklesby Hall
(some two miles to the south-east).
The station is now closed and the building is  a private residence.

Chris Bates says of Brocklesby "My  father went to work at Brocklesby
signal box in 1955 and even then there were few stopping trains and even fewer passengers
– I remember going with my mother to take him a Sunday lunch one day in 1955 or 1956,
travelling there behind a K2 2-6-0. Even a walk down the country lanes to and
from the station showed little of interest – my mother having refused to live in nearby
Ulceby and insisting on setting up home in Grimsby."

Here in 1981 a Sheffield-bound Derby heavyweight finds no passengers waiting as it calls.


(Photo by Chris Bates)
 View of the splendid mock Elizabethan station house and private waiting rooms
for Lord Yarborough– the station house, though occupied by a PW ganger and
his family, was in a shocking state of disrepair by this time.


(Photo by Chris Bates)
It was along time since any member of the landed gentry
(or anyone else)had used this private waiting room on
Brocklesby – but the building still stands.


(photo - Peter Enefer)
A Metro-Cammel 2 car dmu pauses at Brocklesby station en route for Cleethorpes in 1988.
The junction to the left goes to Ulceby Junction for New Holland or Immingham.


(Chris Bates collection)
Old postcard showing Brocklesby in 1910 or thereabouts.


A station lamp from Brocklesby seen
at the Railway museum in Betws-y-Coed

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