Thought you might find this interesting…….from the Fleet Pond blog.
David Pottinger writes:
From Get Hampshire (please see the article for full details):
The fascinating history of Fleet railway station is on display in the town’s library. Staged by Fleet and Crookham Local History Group, the display of pictures includes one of troops on the platform on their way to the Boer War in 1899. There is also a set of photographs taken during the recent demolition and rebuilding of the new-look station.
See also a previous blog post (from which the picture above is taken), especially the last two sentences!
The original station was named Fleetpond and located on the west of the current Fleet Road Bridge across the railway.
However, the amount of traffic at the station was so little that in 1858 there was a proposal to abolish the station completely although this never happened.
In 1854 the War Department had purchased Fleet Pond and much of…
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