The 100-year campaign for Welham Green station

Welham Green connects to the rail network


Photograph of the first train to leave the new Welham Green station on Monday 29 September 1986. Image from Ron Kingdon
The first train to leave the new Welham Green station on Monday 29 September 1986
Image from Ron Kingdon, part of the Images of North Mymms collection
It took 100 years of campaigning by local residents, but finally, on Monday 29 September 1986, the first passenger train departed from Welham Green station.

The call for a station started with a petition in 1886. Actually, that petition was for Marshmoor station, but it culminated, a century later, in the official opening of Welham Green station close to the old Marshmoor sidings.

The following images were taken by Ron Kingdon and Mike Allen, and are from a collection of local images recording the history of North Mymms, Images of North Mymms, which have been collected, enhanced and digitised by Mike and shared with this site.

Scanned image of The first day return tickets to be issued from Welham Green station Image from Ron Kingdon
The first day return tickets to be issued from Welham Green station
Image from Ron Kingdon, part of the Images of North Mymms collection


Photograph of Crowds of onlookers gather for the opening Image by Ron Kingdon
Onlookers gather for the opening of Welham Green Station
Image by Ron Kingdon, part of the Images of North Mymms collection


Photograph of Welham Green station ticket office being built in the summer of 1986. Image by Mike Allen
Welham Green station ticket office being built in the summer of 1986
Image from Mike Allen, part of the Images of North Mymms collection


Photograph of London-bound train departing Welham Green station 1986. Image by Mike Allen
London-bound train departing Welham Green station 1986
Image from Mike Allen, part of the Images of North Mymms collection


Photograph of Welham Green station opening, Monday 29 September 1986. Image by Ron Kingdon
Welham Green station opening, Monday 29 September 198
Image from Ron Kingdon, part of the Images of North Mymms collection


Scanned image of a newspaper cutting of a report covering the opening of Welham Green station 1986. Image by Mike Allen
Newspaper cutting of a report covering the opening of Welham Green station 1986
Image from Mike Allen, part of the Images of North Mymms collection

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