RAILWAY EMPLOYEES AND THEIR FAMILIES

Station Staff
This section tells the stories about of those employed on the Hayling Branch line and their families. These stories provide an interesting glimpse into the past and how the railways impacted on the family life in early days. The railways not only fueled the industrial revolution but created a revolution of their own by expecting families to move with the job, something that is commonplace today.

Samuel Walder Sam continued in his father's footsteps by joining the railway as a porter at Havant for the LB&SCR. Sam is second on the left, middle row Promotion to Guard came in 1899 at which time he worked on the Hayling Branch Line. Sam worked on the Hayling Branch line between 1899 - 1934. [...]

This account was submitted by Jenny Odey. All images copyright Jenny Odey. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1Alf was born May 6th 1900 in Dorking, Surrey to George and Alice Stanford. George was a railway gateman at Dorking in 1900. The 1911 census has the family living at The Toll Gate, Langstone with father George,aged 42, as a Toll [...]

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