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Berks & Hants Line Through Time Stanley C. Jenkins

Berks & Hants Line Through Time By Stanley C. Jenkins

Berks & Hants Line Through Time by Stanley C. Jenkins

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This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which Berks and Hants Line has changed and developed over the last century.

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Berks & Hants Line Through Time by Stanley C. Jenkins

When opened in 1847, the Berks & Hants Railway extended from Reading to Hungerford, a distance of 2512 miles. The route was extended to Devizes in 1862, while at the end of the nineteenth century, the Great Western Railway decided to incorporate the Berks & Hants line into a new main line link between Reading, Newbury, Hungerford, Westbury and Taunton, which would provide part of an improved route from Paddington to the West of England. Most of the stations have been rebuilt over the years, but there are several early survivors, including Pewsey, Frome and Castle Cary, which date back to the mid- Victorian period. This unique selection of old and new images and informative captions is essential reading for anybody who lives close to this railway and knows it in any way.

About Stanley C. Jenkins

Stanley C. Jenkins, who was educated at Witney Grammar School, the University of Lancaster and the University of Leicester, has written over 20 books and some 750 articles on local, transport and regional history. Having worked as an English Language teacher at Oxford Air Training School for several years, he returned to Leicester University to retrain as a museum curator in 1986, and was subsequently employed by English Heritage as the Regional Curator for South Western England. He is Curatorial Advisor to the Witney & District Museum, and is also working as a curator for the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Trust, which is at present building a military museum at Woodstock. Martin Loader has been interested in railways since the late 1960s, but only starting taking photographs seriously with the acquisition of his first 'proper' camera in 1978.

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Berks & Hants Line Through Time by Stanley C. Jenkins
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