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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F A Jordan

Wolferton Station Master

1933-1949

 

F A Jordan Station Master

L.N.E.R Presentation Photograph

Leaving the Station Masters House

 

Coronation 1937

 

Coronation 1937

 

Mr & Mrs Jordan in retirement

 

FREDERICK ARTHUR JORDAN 1884-1970

 

F. A. Jordan known as Arthur was born 7th September 1884 in Harkstead Suffolk. His father George, a gardener, was to become Head Gardener at Audley End. Arthur was educated at Newport Grammar School Essex.

 

 The 1901 census of Widdington shows that Arthur had begun his career with the Railway as he is listed as Railway clerk. 10 years later the Wolferton connection was established as the 1911 census reveals that Mr Jordan was boarding in the village  with the Stud groom Daniel Upstone. He is listed as Railway clerk.

 

In 1915 Arthur married Annie Smith in Wales. Her family were connected to Docking Norfolk and their only child Dennis Jordan was born in 1916 in Wolferton..

 

Mr Jordan’s career took him to Wilburton as Station master  until 1921, then Coldham for 5 years. In about 1926 he was in Oakington and 1932 took him to Smeethe Road.

Possibly 1933 found Mr Jordan back in Wolferton but this time as Station Master, a position he was proud to hold until his retirement in 1949. His wife, like the other Station Master’s wives looked after the Royal Waiting Rooms. Arthur had inherited his father’s love of gardening and kept a wonderful back garden at the Station House with an asparagus bed, peach trees and a Walnut tree.

 

The Jordans retired to North Wootton where Arthur continued his gardening skills. The Railway man in him had not disappeared completely as time keeping remained part of his life. He died in 1970 a year after Annie to be buried in the churchyard there

 

Arthur was my paternal grandfather..

 

Photographs and detail kindly supplied by Mrs Ann Johnstone

 

Picture from the Richard Brown collection

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