Category Archives: Wolverton Works

Royal Visit – Wolverton Railway Works 11th March 1948

Brilliant sunshine and cheering crowds greeted Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth on her visit to Wolverton Works to view the coach that had been built for her and the Duke of Edinburgh. Whilst officially termed a ‘private visit’ over 5000 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Omnibus Shop

The Omnibus Shop is sited on the south side of the east repair shop. This shop was for the construction and repair of all light road vehicles.   Here five shops are under the one roof.   All vehicles coming into are … Continue reading

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General Offices

In 1879 the gas works on gas street was relocated to the south and the old gas works and holder were demolished.  The site was redeveloped as the general office block for the works. It was a very large building with two … Continue reading

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The Works Messroom

The works messroom was built in 1871 and was a large 2 story building with a single pitch room.   In 1880 the messroom was enlarged and became a 3 story two gabled building which could seat 2000 men for dinner. … Continue reading

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The Little Streets in Wolverton

The ‘little streets’ in Wolverton  – Ledsam Street, Glyn Square, Young Street and Creed Street were built by the London and North Western Railway Company between 1840 and 1846 to house its workers. This photo, taken in the 1960s before … Continue reading

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Wolverton’s Second Station

The second train station was built in 1840 just down the line from the first station. The station was probably the finest of all three stations . It took only about five months to build and had the most wonderful refreshment rooms … Continue reading

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