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Right: Station in the 1920's facing South
Looking through the station towards Wellington with the Adderley road bridge in the background.
Market Drayton Station Box    
Left: Still facing South in the mid 1960's.
Taken from the barrow crossing, looking through the station towards Wellington. The Building on the left is the Station Master's Office.
Left: Station looking North
 
(Photographer, Steve Raines 1966)
Taken from the up platform, looking through the station towards Crewe, dereliction starting to set in with the weed strewn platforms and the footbridge roof having been removed.
Left: Market Drayton Station early 60's (Photographer unknown)
Taken on the up platform outside the Signal Box. Signalman is Tom Ricketts and the final Station Master, Bert Knowles. Photograph by kind permission of his widow.
Left: Market Drayton Station c.1881 to 1901
Laurel Lea Bishop (from Canada) kindly donated this photograph in which her Great Grandfather is the older man on the right of the picture. Laurel also provided the following information (03/09/2009): Richard took over as Station Master at some point between 1871 and 1880,
for he is listed in the 1880 Slater's Directory as Market Drayton's Station Master,and again in Kelly's Directory of 1891 and 1895 as well as 1913. That was the year he died as a result of falling onto the tracks trying to run after the train as it was pulling out of the station in order to post his wife's letter. He didn't die that day but some time shortly after, so he worked almost to his death at age 64, being Station Master from some time in the 1870s to 1913. In that case, the photo could have been taken anytime up to that year.
   
   
 

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