Kirkby-In-Ashfield – Where I caught the train bug

Kirkby In Ashfield East Station

This is Kirkby in Ashfield East Station. It was a couple of hundred yards from my Grandad’s Urban Road terraced house in the Nottinghamshire (former) mining town where I was born and lived until the age of 6.

He took me to watch the trains at this very spot in the early 1960’s. Sadly there is no longer a railway or station here but just along the road, probably less than half a mile away, Kirkby has a new station (see photo below) on the Robin Hood Line.

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The photos are amongst my flickr shots at:-

www.flickr.com/photos/86659476@N07/