Old Photos of Witham

Tom Driberg at closing of Kelvedon to Tollesbury railway

Taken: 5 May 1951, Ref: M2843

The closing of the Kelvedon and Tollesbury Light Railway. A crowd at Tollesbury greeting the arrival of the last passenger train from Kelvedon, before the line was closed for passenger traffic. 

Tom Driberg, (MP for Maldon including Witham), acted as the honorary fireman for the last journey, and is shown right of centre (dark hair, no hat), helping down Captain R E Lawler (retired), an official of the company.

Date taken5 May 1951
SourceFront cover of the book 'The Kelvedon and Tollesbury Light Railway' by N J Stapleton, published in 1962 by Bledlow Press, Branch-Line Handbooks

Borrowed from John Newman
Posted on Full size 2560 × 1954

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