Wickford Railway Station and Wick Lane Railway crossing

By Geoff Whiter

Photo:Wick Lane leading to the rail crossing

Wick Lane leading to the rail crossing

Photo:Wickford Station c.1907

Wickford Station c.1907

Photo:Wickford Level Crossing c1919

Wickford Level Crossing c1919

Photo:Wickford Station Turntable

Wickford Station Turntable

Photo:Wickford Station

Wickford Station

Photo:Wickford Station

Wickford Station

Photo:Wickford Station

Wickford Station

Photo:Wick Lane level crossing and railway cottages

Wick Lane level crossing and railway cottages

Photo:Wickford Railway Station staff at the turn of 19th and 20th century

Wickford Railway Station staff at the turn of 19th and 20th century

Eileen Cox

Photo:Building the railway at Wickford, c.1880.

Building the railway at Wickford, c.1880.

This page was added by Geoff Whiter on 12/11/2011.
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The house beside the level crossing was once occupied by the Brett family, and I knew their son Derek. I believe the Bretts were the level crossing keepers.

By John Rogers
On 05/06/2012

My family lived in one of the railway cottages from about 1973 until 1978. My father died in the house. We were moved to another property as the cottages were to be demolished to make way for new houses. Mr & Mrs Passfield lived next door.

By Richard Buckley
On 15/06/2012

Does anyone know the name of the first Stationmaster of Wickford? I have a reference to a Mr Lacking being the man in 1899 but cannot find any evidence to support this.

By Peter Brown
On 23/07/2012

I used to live in the railway cottages with my mum, Maureen, and two brothers, Tracy and Linnroy, (Tracy has since died.) No inside toilet or bathroom. Bath used to hang on a nail at the back of toilet door. Hot water came from an Ascot gas heater. When we moved in we had a copper for washing clothes, and paddle and lid. I now live in Bedford, I left Wickford in March/April 1979. I've been back twice so far. My pub was the Castle. Now gone. My claim to local fame is I got expelled from Beauchamps after one and a half days for fighting at this new school. Remembering good friends Richard Buckly and family. The Chambers boys, Jeff W Pluto who kept me out of slot of trouble because he was the sensible one amongst us all. Darren C. Antoni S and Tracy and Sherry E. Never forgot Diane Morrel and family.  Hope some of you remember my brother and me. Best regards Shannon in Bedford.

By Mr Shannon Passfield.
On 18/10/2017