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This view of Hagley station was taken in 1964. Hagley station first appeared in timetables in 1862 as part of the Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton railway, it was a rough and ready structure with platforms built of old sleepers.
The inhabitants of Hagley fought the GWR (Great Western Railway) from 1875 until 1884 to get improved transport facilities and the rebuilt station and its approach road (Station Drive) were opened later that year, jointly funded by both parties.
The large building on the right is a typical GWR late 19th century structure but the wooden building on the same platform is much older. The building on the other platform has now gone, but it survived (without its canopy) until the 1980s. Notice the very tall signal by the left of the bridge, it was positioned high was so that it could be seen over both bridges.
The footbridge to the rear of the photograph was a standard feature of the 1880s, but very few survive. It was Grade II listed by Historic England in 2000 and restored to its original condition in 2012 at a cost of £50,000. It is also familiar to model railway enthusiasts after being made into model by Hornby for its train sets.
Rachel Paget - Secretary See hhfs.org.uk for details & contacts
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Welcome to Hagley Historical and Field Society. On our website you will discover something of the history of Hagley and details of our activities. You will find a warm welcome at our meetings which are generally held on the first Tuesday of each month.
We enjoy a wide variety of speakers talking on a range of topics relating to the history of Worcestershire, the West Midlands and beyond. Visitors are also welcome to join the full programme of walks and visits. Whilst the majority of our members are happy to enjoy the meetings and other activities, a small group is engaged in active local research; some of their publications may be viewed our site.