Mr H L Saward

Station Master

Mr H L Saward

 

Station Master

Mr F A Jordon

 

Mr R B L Hodge

Station Master

Mr R B L Hodge

 

Wolferton Station

Station Master

Edmund Skillings

 

Signalman

Bert Harrison

 

Signalman

Gilbert Green

 

Signalman

Jack Trundley

 

Station Clerk

Mary Benstead

 

Station Porter

Jim Crowe

 

Jack Barrett

Linesman

 

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A Royal Whistle Blower

by M R Windle

 

A five year old Prince of Wales seeing off his great grandmother Queen Mary from Wolferton Station, asked the guard if he may look at his whistle, the guard abliged and passed it to him, without further a-do Charles blew the whistle, thus setting off the train!!

 

A rather startled guard found himself having to run alongside and with only moments to spare jump on to the moving train! Much to the amusement of those on the platform which included a waving Queen Mother.

 

This and other 'Royal Rail Tales' are featured in the book 'Stately Progress'

 

Other stories in the book, why Queen Victoria purchased the

Sandringham Estate for her son Edward and how the Royals came

to use and influence the design and development of

Wolferton station.

 

The book compiled by Amba Kumar

and published by the National Railway Museum

is available direct from the NRM in York.

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Copyright © Carl Giles-Daily Express & Sunday Express Carrtoons

Copyright © Carl Giles

Daily Express & Sunday Express Carrtoons

 

Cartoon kindly supplied by Bryan Skillings, son of Wolferton Station Master

Mr Edmund Skillings 1952 - 1966

 

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