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Station Road, Woburn Sands

A stroll down Station Road, from the end of the High Street to the Railway.

Please note: Dates given refer to the date of the original postcard (if used), which could be years after the photograph was originally taken. All the modern views were taken in January 2006.


Trail of views down Station Road, Woburn Sands
Trail of views down Station Road, Woburn Sands
Before starting down Station Road, look behind you back into the High Street, with Popple’s Ironmongers on the left, a premises in the same trade today, at the entrance to Russell Street. 1904.

Trail of views down Station Road, Woburn Sands
Trail of views down Station Road, Woburn Sands
As you walk down the hill, look back again, up to the High Street. 1928.

Trail of views down Station Road, Woburn Sands
Trail of views down Station Road, Woburn Sands
Station Road stretches away, in 1907.

Trail of views down Station Road, Woburn Sands
Trail of views down Station Road, Woburn Sands
A little further on, c.1915

Trail of views down Station Road, Woburn Sands
Trail of views down Station Road, Woburn Sands
The entrance to Theydon Avenue to the left, with Avenue Lodge on the corner. c.1906.

Trail of views down Station Road, Woburn Sands
Trail of views down Station Road, Woburn Sands
c.1930’s view. Significantly greener now!

Trail of views down Station Road, Woburn Sands
Trail of views down Station Road, Woburn Sands
Looking back up the hill, at a snowy scene in late April, 1908.

Trail of views down Station Road, Woburn Sands
Trail of views down Station Road, Woburn Sands
Looking down to the Almshouses on the left, the same snowfall in 1908.

Trail of views down Station Road, Woburn Sands
Trail of views down Station Road, Woburn Sands
The "Cyclists Rest", on the corner of Station Road and Weathercock Lane, burning to the ground, after sparks from a steam lorry caught in the thatch. 1906.

Trail of views down Station Road, Woburn Sands
Trail of views down Station Road, Woburn Sands
Behind you, The Almshouses, started by Frederick Down in 1902, and completed after his death by William Needham. c.1904.

Trail of views down Station Road, Woburn Sands
Trail of views down Station Road, Woburn Sands
The "Cyclists Rest" before the fire, in 1904, with Weathercock Lane to the left.

Trail of views down Station Road, Woburn Sands
Trail of views down Station Road, Woburn Sands
The Station in 1915.

Trail of views down Station Road, Woburn Sands
Trail of views down Station Road, Woburn Sands
A little closer, and a little earlier, in 1910.

Trail of views down Station Road, Woburn Sands
Trail of views down Station Road, Woburn Sands
Camera more interesting than the train? Sometime in the 1920’s. (From a reproduction card)

Trail of views down Station Road, Woburn Sands
Trail of views down Station Road, Woburn Sands
Having gone through the crossing, look back at the Station. Entrance to The Woburn Sands Gas and Coke Works on the right. c.1904.