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The remarkable story of Wimbledon Station

A tale of development from pasture to platform and to what became 'New Wimbledon'

A not-to-be-missed exhibition for railway buffs opens at the Museum of Wimbledon on Friday 12 January.

It charts the history of Wimbledon Station from its beginning as a  couple of isolated building in the middle of farm land, up to 1930 when ‘New Wimbledon’ – the area known now as the town centre became a well developed residential  complex with convenient access to central London and complete with the shops, warehouses and eateries necessary for suburban living.

The Exhibition reveals photogtaphic images and anecdotes plus a display of model engines, carriages, metal signs, signals and a mock-up of the original ticket office.

The story of the station - one of the the initial ‘wonders of Wimbledon’ tells of Heath Robinson style signalling, unfortunate accidents and dramatic discomfort for early traveller.

The exhibition is at the Museum of Wimbledon 22 Ridgway, S19 4QN and is open on Fridays from 12.30-2pm, Saturdays from 2.30-5pm and Sundays from 11-5pm. 

Currently running until Sunday 4 February 2017

Admission FREE.

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