Bedhampton Crossing

The staff on the Hayling Billy branch line worked shifts and spent part of their time at Havant and Bedhampton stations.

This postcard of Bedhampton station and crossing in circa 1905 qualifies for inclusion.

For those not familiar with this location, Bedhampton is the first station from Havant in the Portsmouth direction. The station and footbridge are on the left of this image.

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  • Hayling childhood 2 October, 2012, 9:10 am

    Fantastic picture – many years ago (around the 1960’s) we lived at 123 Park Lane Bedhampton, in a row of bungalows, would love to hear what happened to number 123 as on a visit three years ago could not find the bungalow and the area has changed out of all recognition. During the time we lived there we could see over to the Hulbert Road leading to Waterlooville – but the area became a large building site (Leigh Park) and Park Lane had not been tarmaced at that time.

    • TimChambers 23 February, 2021, 5:05 pm

      I lived at 125 Park Lane in the 50s and 60s – you were my next door neighbour! It was very different then indeed just a puddle filled dirt lane lined with oak trees and blackberry brambles that ended basically at The Hermitage stream. Well the bungalows are still there – now 23 and 25 Middle Park Way – you can’t miss them if you are over that way.

      • Peter 11 July, 2021, 6:39 am

        Thank you for your comments Tim. I am the picture brought back memories and thank you for sharing them. These days, with the pace of change, it is important to record things. Best wishes Peter

    • Peter 11 July, 2021, 6:06 am

      Thank you for your comments and I am glad it has brought back memories for you. Things change so rapidly now. It’s important to record things.