A classic photo taken from the starter signal platform, a style often used by AA Bell and hence, in the absence of further information, I have credited him with this.
A typical summer scene with two trains present at the platforms. The platform to the right was called the ‘bay’ platform and at this time of the year was used to hold the Up (Havant bound) train whilst waiting for the arrival of the Down (from Havant) train. Part of the goods yard and goods shed can be seen to the left of this image. The hut at the end of the platform housed the ground lever frame to operate the points and signals in the station area.
The train on the right is waiting to depart for Havant whilst the terrier on the other train is running round its coaches. When the Havant train has departed, the Terrier locomotive will couple up to its coaches then move them to the ‘bay’ platform to clear the main platform for the next arrival from Havant.