The finishing shop, staining and plastics shop

The Finishing shop is a large building backing onto Stratford road with three roof lines the buildings was built in 1883 opposite the Traction shop all finishing work was undertaken in this shop cabinet work for all coaches was done . During the days of the LMSR the shop was called the staining and polishing shop were staining of woodwork was done. after the world war 2 it was then then just the polishing shop then in the 1960’s the staining shop was changed to the main’t department and the plastics shop was at the far end by the entrance i think the building stayed that way until 1985 when the main’t department moved and the building was then used as the works training school until some time in the 1988. Now in 2011 the site of this shop is now the community center


About Phillip

I enjoy drawing/sketching in my spare time. I became a volunteer at Living Archive through being greatly interested in the history of Wolverton railway works, I have always had an interest in the works from a young boy as my grandpa worked in the offices. To me the history of Wolverton Railway Works is such an extraordinary and amazing thing. I am also michael jacksons biggest fan and have been from the age of 5
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2 Responses to The finishing shop, staining and plastics shop

  1. toby says:

    do you know if its possible to visit the abandoned part of wolverton works. im a photographer and am fascinated to see how much plant life has come back.

    • Phillip says:


      Hi I am not sure if you got reply to question but the safe manager of the works will not allow any one into the old buildings as they are unsafe I have asked for permission myself as the museum wants some stuff from within them but the answer was no. If you do manage to get in there would you be so kind to share your photo’s with me.

      King Regards

      Phillip Webb

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