17 August 1915 – Ted to Gertrude – Postcard

17 Aug

17 Aug 19

Many happy returns of the 17th
Just off to Churn

Love from Ted

According to Wikipedia,

Churn railway station was a station on the Didcot, Newbury and Southampton Railway in England…. It was built as a temporary stop to accommodate a competition held by the National Rifle Association in 1888.

However, from 1889 military summer camps were established near to the station which required the use of the halt as the only access to the site. Timetables provided that trains would not call at Churn unless prior notice had been given to the Stationmaster at Didcot.”

The railway line it was on crosses the Ridgeway near the A34, and the line can be reached on foot, though the site of the site of the station and camps cannot.

Site of Churn Station from the Ridgeway, 2015

Site of Churn Halt from the Ridgeway, 2015

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