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WESTOE LANE STATION

Posted: Fri May 01, 2009 5:58 pm
by D.HEPPLEWHITE
THE WESTOE STATION WAS AT THE BOTTOM OF BLACKBERRY HILLS I AND MY TWO BROTHERS LIVED IN MARSDEN LANE IN 1949 WHEN WEWENT TO HORSLY HILL SCHOOL WE USED TO RIDE THE TRAINS ONE OF OUR FREINDS AT THE TIME MISSED HIS FOOTING AND LOST HIS LEG AT THAT TIME WE WOULD ONLY BE ABOUT 10 YEARS OF AGE ,SO THE PICTURE IS RIGHTTHE FARMER HIS NAME WAS OLD MAN FERGISONASWE KNEW HIM LATER ON THE FARM HOUSE BECAME A YOUTH CLUB WHICH WE WENT TO GOOD TIME,S THEN FUNNY HOW YOU RECALLTHE THINGS YOU DID WHEN YOU WERE YOUNG .

Re: WESTOE LANE STATION

Posted: Sat May 02, 2009 3:32 pm
by Jarrow Pete
D.HEPPLEWHITE wrote:THE WESTOE STATION WAS AT THE BOTTOM OF BLACKBERRY HILLS I AND MY TWO BROTHERS LIVED IN MARSDEN LANE IN 1949 WHEN WEWENT TO HORSLY HILL SCHOOL WE USED TO RIDE THE TRAINS ONE OF OUR FREINDS AT THE TIME MISSED HIS FOOTING AND LOST HIS LEG AT THAT TIME WE WOULD ONLY BE ABOUT 10 YEARS OF AGE ,SO THE PICTURE IS RIGHTTHE FARMER HIS NAME WAS OLD MAN FERGISONASWE KNEW HIM LATER ON THE FARM HOUSE BECAME A YOUTH CLUB WHICH WE WENT TO GOOD TIME,S THEN FUNNY HOW YOU RECALLTHE THINGS YOU DID WHEN YOU WERE YOUNG .
If I remember right it was one of the Luthers who had the accident.I also used to ride the rattler home from Horsley Hill school and used to jump off at the sqauters huts.

Re: WESTOE LANE STATION

Posted: Sun May 03, 2009 7:22 am
by gag
You are right Pete. Bob Luther used to work in the lamp cabin at Westoe. I remember being told that he had lost his leg as a youngster whilst playing near the rattler.

cheers.

gag.

Re: WESTOE LANE STATION

Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:37 pm
by daveelsy
The station at the foot of Blackberry hills was Salmons Hall, not Westoe lane which was down by Westoe pit. Named after the local farm which became the youth club.

Salmons Hall station was only one platform (on the east side of the track) and only long enough for one small carriage.

I used to live in Norfolk Road, Marsden which backed onto the hills and spent many a happy day 'hitching' a ride on the last coal truck.
To my knowledge, several kids were badly injured or lost limbs through this type of activity..........but we were tough in those days.

I think some of the one legged kids went on to play football for the local teams.......or perhaps they players only PLAYED as if they had one leg !

The train was also good for flattening pennys and making spear points out of six inch nails (much safer than hitching rides 'cos the worst you could do with a spear was only lose an eye).

Re: WESTOE LANE STATION

Posted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:20 pm
by Jarrow Pete
daveelsy wrote:The station at the foot of Blackberry hills was Salmons Hall, not Westoe lane which was down by Westoe pit. Named after the local farm which became the youth club.

Salmons Hall station was only one platform (on the east side of the track) and only long enough for one small carriage.

I used to live in Norfolk Road, Marsden which backed onto the hills and spent many a happy day 'hitching' a ride on the last coal truck.
To my knowledge, several kids were badly injured or lost limbs through this type of activity..........but we were tough in those days.

I think some of the one legged kids went on to play football for the local teams.......or perhaps they players only PLAYED as if they had one leg !

The train was also good for flattening pennys and making spear points out of six inch nails (much safer than hitching rides 'cos the worst you could do with a spear was only lose an eye).
Dave spent many a day at your house No 14 when I was best mate with your brother Alan, were you the older brother who went to the High School or the younger one who joined the Army?

Re: WESTOE LANE STATION

Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:45 pm
by curly
Westoe Lane station was in Spohr Terrace, off Westoe Road, right near Westoe Cemetery.

Re: WESTOE LANE STATION

Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:02 am
by Mr Smith
curly wrote:Westoe Lane station was in Spohr Terrace, off Westoe Road, right near Westoe Cemetery.
Spohr Terrace was originally called Mendelssohn Road, the station was not as far up
the road as the cemetery, the station was in line with the Westoe school, which was
on Chichester Road East.

Re: WESTOE LANE STATION

Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:17 pm
by daveelsy
daveelsy wrote:The station at the foot of Blackberry hills was Salmons Hall, not Westoe lane which was down by Westoe pit. Named after the local farm which became the youth club.

Salmons Hall station was only one platform (on the east side of the track) and only long enough for one small carriage.

I used to live in Norfolk Road, Marsden which backed onto the hills and spent many a happy day 'hitching' a ride on the last coal truck.
To my knowledge, several kids were badly injured or lost limbs through this type of activity..........but we were tough in those days.

I think some of the one legged kids went on to play football for the local teams.......or perhaps they players only PLAYED as if they had one leg !

The train was also good for flattening pennys and making spear points out of six inch nails (much safer than hitching rides 'cos the worst you could do with a spear was only lose an eye).


Dave spent many a day at your house No 14 when I was best mate with your brother Alan, were you the older brother who went to the High School or the younger one who joined the Army?


I was (and still am) the older one

Re: WESTOE LANE STATION

Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:15 pm
by brian c
Westoe Lane station...

Image

Re: WESTOE LANE STATION

Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:56 am
by Jarrow Pete
nice photo Brian,never seen that one before. =D> =D>

Re: WESTOE LANE STATION

Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:22 pm
by Todwriter
Does anyone know how the names Mendelssohn Road, Mozart Street and Beethoven Street came to be given to these terraces in Westoe? I'm a rail enthusiast (and musician) who used to visit the electric mineral railway there in the 1970s and came across these streets, which I see are still there.

It's an odd choice of name for streets in a mining village. And why was Mendelssohn Road changed to Spohr Terrace? This must have happened between 1915 and 1956. Spohr wasn't a well-known composer by then as his reputation had declined since his death in 1859. There can hardly have been a musical reason - maybe anti-Semitism as Mendelssohn was Jewish but that doesn't seem likely.

All very strange but there must be an explanation.