LOCAL INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY AT ITS BEST!
The long summer evenings make me want to go out and explore. So I set off to find an abandoned station.
East of Saffron Walden in Essex, on the road to Ashdon, the old railway bridge was the clue that I was in the right place.
I scrambled up the bank opposite the bridge and after only a few metres I was surprised to see the edge of the old platform. Still intact, but heavily overgrow, it stretched out before me. I could clearly see white the concrete.
Climbing onto the platform, I made my way through some dense bushes and soon found the platform shelter.
Located just outside Saffron Walden on the Audley End to Bartlow branch, this line opened in 1865 but Acrow Halt wasn’t opened until March 1957. It was built to enable staff to get to the nearby Acrow factory…
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