Triggs Guide of May 1867 – Hayling Island Summer Races

This document was produced to advertise the Summer Races to be held on the new racecourse in front of the Royal Hotel, Hayling Island and also the new Hayling Branch line that was to be opened for passengers early July 1867.

The racecourse having been built by Frances Fuller who was also the Chairman of the Hayling Railway Company at the time.

 

Triggs Guide 1867 Race programe Day 1

Triggs Guide 1867 Front Cover – Race programme Day 1 – Courtesy Discover Hayling

Triggs Guide 1867 Race programe Day 2

Triggs Guide 1867 Back Cover – Race programme Day 2 – Courtesy Discover Hayling

Triggs Guide 1867 centre, 2 page spread - Route and sketch - Courtesy NRM

Triggs Guide 1867 centre, 2 page spread – Route and sketch – Courtesy NRM

Crop of Hayling Branch line from Triggs Guide

Despite the date of this guide, the map still shows;

  • The direct connection to the LSWR north of Havant and the eastwards connection to the LBSCR. Both these routes were abandoned in the 1864 Bill (Act of Parliament, Aug 1865).
  • The railway extended from South Hayling station to a pier on the Solent Coast. Never constructed nor has their been any proposals found about this.
  • Junction from the station throat, westwards, to the ferry. This was included in the 1865 act of Parliament but was never built.

Two sites are shown for the South of England Oyster Company.

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