Social History

It was all about the People

Engines. Tracks. Sidings. Sheds. Stations.

These mean nothing if the most important ingredient of the story is missing………people.

Train drivers, guards, ticket sellers, managers, builders, track men, signalmen.

Without the people the railway wouldn’t have started and couldn’t ever have operated.

The trains carried tens of thousands of people over the years all of whom will have had a memory of the Hayling Billy. This section is dedicated to those people. Those who worked on the railway and those who travelled on her. If you have a story about someone you know or something you remember about “the Billy” please tell us. No matter how trivial you may seem the story to be it will be another brick in the wall.

It is all about the People.