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« on: January 06, 2022, 10:31:18 pm »

Wishing Well stations

Upwey Wishing Well Halt opened in 1903 and closed on 7th Jan 1957.  St Keyne Wishing Well Halt opened in 1860 and remains open to this day. To my knowledge, these are the only two stations named after wishing wells, though other types or well have features in Malvern Wells, Tenbury Wells, Royal Tunbridge Wells and so on.

For something a little different, visit http://www.michaelclemensrailways.co.uk/?mod=1&dok=23 where you can hear the sound of a steam train climbing from Weymouth. See also https://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/19371487.just-steps-remain-upwey-wishing-well-halt-station/

* Does anyone fancy sorting out / writing up the story of multiple "Upwey" stations, "Upwey Junction" and "Upwey Wishing Well"?

* Does anyone fancy telling the story of the St Keyne well?




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