Porters at South Hayling Station. – from the Roger Nash collection

3 Porters pose on the platform circa 1900-14 – can anyone identify any of these? The period dress is interesting and it looks as though the porters have a load of pigeons, in baskets, awaiting transport.

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  • Waldgrun 29 January, 2012, 8:41 pm

    I think you will find that this picture is of South Hayling and not Havant!

  • Waldgrun 29 January, 2012, 8:46 pm

    Picture taken at South Hayling not Havant.

  • peterd 29 January, 2012, 9:50 pm

    Thank you for correcting the station name. I shall now edit the original image text.

  • Ian Edwards 29 January, 2012, 10:00 pm

    I think you are quite right Waldgrun. Although perhaps our humble scribe can be forgiven the error though, as the view shows the Hayling Island terminus in its pre-WW2 guise with full a length canopy. Continuing beyond its more familiar extent along the ‘island’ platform only, across the front of the main station building and Booking Office. A 1940’s amendment to the station design I believe, rendered necessary following the wartime attentions of the Luftwaffe!

    P.S. I see from my inbox that Peter has now arrived on the scene, and a correction is on its way as I type!