Britain >Midlands >Wellingborough Bedford Kettering


Collected date 24/12/04

Wellingborough was my home town until I moved to Cambridge after University, and I still return there to visit my parents. These photos were taken on a crisp but sunny emergency Christmas Eve shopping trip.

Wellingborough sign

The current Wellingborough station was not the first, which was on London Road near Little Irchester and has now long since vanished under the A45. The line was the LNWR line West to Northampton and North to Wansford, now the headquarters of the Nene Valley Railway.

The current station was built by the Midland Railway and now forms part of the Midland Main Line.

The station frontage, in a red-brick characteristic of stations along the line:

Wellingborough station rear

The station building from the other side, showing the elaborate pointed roof-ends and both the wooden and glass canopies on the platform side:

Wellingborough station

Views of the glass canopy on platform 1:

Wellingborough platform 1, under
canopy Wellingborough platform 1
canopy Wellingborough platform 1
from platform 2

Looking North along platform 1 at the footbridge and the road bridge:

Wellingborough, by the
shed Wellingborough, looking North

Looking North along platform 2:

Wellingborough platform 2

South along platform 3:

Wellingborough platform 3

Platforms 1, 2, and 3, looking South:

Wellingborough, platforms

A shed (engine shed? goods shed?) and other outbuildings remain on the site:

Wellingborough shed Wellingborough shed Wellingborough building