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 [...]
Stories and facts about the Langstone station.
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 The gates at the level crossing at Langston Station, which were previously hand-operated, have been replaced by new gates worked by machinery.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.
3 years after closure, the track and platform remain in place. Photo: Nigel Whitwell
Langston Halt on 27 July 1960 Ross Shimmon
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 [...]
Noel Pycroft was born at Hayling, in 1928. His family is remembered for its brickmaking business. Noel told me that when he was about fifteen he began to supplement his income by gathering winkles from the Mill Rythe area and selling them to the Russell brothers at Langstone. He collected up to 22 gallons per [...]
28 september 1963 The crossing gates closed to road vehicles with the queue from the Hayling direction visible. This crossing was the source of frustration but, to the police controlling the traffic in Havant, it provided some relief at the crossroads in Havant. The railway crossing was never authorised. When the railway was first constructed, [...]
This interesting map is held by the Bluebell railway, sourced from Alan Bell's donation to them. It shows the route of the Hayling branch line around Langstone (or should this be Langston?).
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 [...]
This cropped image has been uploaded to assist in the comments in the article Langstone level crossing circa 1900-1914 from the Roger Nash collection.