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



Bert Harrison



Gilbert Green



Jack Trundley


Station Clerk

Mary Benstead


Station Porter

Jim Crowe


Jack Barrett



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F A Jordan

Wolferton Station Master



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




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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