Corfe Castle pictures page 3
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Corfe Castle from the air. From the huts which are visible, I suspect
that this picture dates from the sixties, when the Ministry of Works
were busy capping the walls with cement. Vineyard farm is in the
background and just visible in the field between is the outline of the
Corfe Castle Town Band in the Square - date not known.
Corfe Castle Cricket club. The gentleman in the centre is Dr. Dru
Drury, the village doctor.
The original camping coach at Corfe Railway Station. This was later
replaced by a Pullman van. This picture dates from around 1949.
Moving on to more recent history.....
The author, his mother (Gwen Hayward - later Portt) and aunt (Maisie Daw) with
assorted cats & dogs in the Stationmaster's garden at Corfe Castle
This dates from around 1952 when my grandfather was the stationmaster.
A group of staff from Eastpoint Ltd., on the platform of Corfe Castle
Station. This dates from around 1988 and reflects the period during
which we leased the station as an electronics design and manufacturing
Immediately following the move of Eastpoint, the Swanage Railway took
over for the restoration of the branch. The timing was excellent, since
the building was not left unoccupied for any great length of time.
A little earlier than the above, this was taken in Winter around 1986.
A photograph of the wooden cafe building which in more recent times was
rebuilt and shortly after became the National Trust centre.
It had only been finished a few weeks back!
The bus shelter in East Street demolished by a car, shortly after
construction had been completed.
Robert Powell as Hannay, filming at Corfe Castle station.
Corfe Castle station masquerading as a Scottish police station during the
filming of Hannay (Ch. 4).
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