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A History of the Hayling Branch Line

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“I was born in Waterloo Road on 18 June 1937, the 122nd anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, just a few metres from the Hayling ‘Billy’ line.

My first sights and smells must have been of the ‘Terriers’ going backwards and forwards at the end of my garden. As soon as I was able I was allowed to perch precariously at the top of a pair of rickety steps to watch for hours the whole panoply of railway activity in Havant…”


Local Historian and Author Ralph Cousins
Posted on Thu, 23/04/2020 - 10:18