Langstone

Stories and facts about the Langstone station.

  Richard Barton Collection Terrier No 643 "Gipsyhill" leaving Langstone with a Hayling Island train in the early 1900s. Note the replacement wooden number plate and the bunker filled with coal. The typical branch train is composed of a Passenger Brake Van, a 5 compartment Third, a 4 compartment First/Second Composite and a Passenger Brake [...]

3.10.1931  (Portsmouth Evening News)) A much needed road improvement has been completed by Southern Railway. The gates at the level crossing at Langston Station, which were previously hand-operated, have been replaced by new gates worked by machinery. The new gates are about 10 feet wider and the approach has also been widened.

A 1950's photo of the end of Langstone High Street, on the foreshore by Penny Mace, daughter of the landlord of the Royal Oak in the 50s. Description by Langstonian. The building by the foreshore, where Henry Russell stored and graded his shellfish, was previously stables and had no windows until it was made into [...]

Ted Gale gave me this interesting story. Ted worked in the CID before retiring from the police and becoming a Councillor then County Councillor. Whilst on duty, the police station received a call from a lady to inform them that her car had been stolen. Ted, and a colleague immediately left the police station, in a [...]

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