From Pasture to Platform (The remarkable story of Wimbledon Station)



From Pasture to Platform

The remarkable story of Wimbledon Station

A tale of development from pasture to platform and to what became 'New Wimbledon'

A not-to-be-missed exhibition for railway buffs opens at the Museum of Wimbledon on Friday 12 January.

It charts the history of Wimbledon Station from its beginning as a couple of isolated buildings in the middle of farm land, up to 1930 when ‘New Wimbledon’ – the area known now as the town centre became a well developed residential complex with convenient access to central London and complete with the shops, warehouses and eateries necessary for suburban living.

The Exhibition reveals photographic images and anecdotes plus a display of model engines, carriages, metal signs, signals and a mock-up of the original ticket office.

The story of the station - one of the the initial ‘wonders of Wimbledon’ tells of Heath Robinson style signalling, unfortunate accidents and dramatic discomfort for the early traveller.

Norman Plastow Gallery
Museum of Wimbledon
22 Ridgway
Wimbledon SW19 4QN

Fridays: 12:30 to 2:00pm

Saturdays: 2:30 to 5:00pm

Sundays: 11:00am to 5:00pm

Sponsored by Hillier Associates Architecture

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