Brampton to Halesworth
Heading for the railway station
(Photos/words © urban75, May 2007)
On our last day, we decided to cycle from Southwold through Wangford and Uggeshall to catch our train home at the somewhat remote Brampton station.
We chose a scenic route of minor roads but still arrived earlier than expected (an hour and a half, in fact!), so elected to pedal the extra 6 miles to the next station at Halesworth.
Curious building near Reydon.
Interesting house in the tiny village of Wangford.
Old Post Office, Wangford.
Home made signs.
Selling asparagus in a field. I liked the cheery sign which ended, "Money in jar please. Ta."
Rock and Roll!
Level crossing by Brampton station. Apart from a closed pub and a scattered house or two, there's bugger all else here.
Being used to the madness of London roads, it was a delight to pedal along car-free country lanes.
Level crossing north of Upper Holton.
'Sweeney's Tonsorial Parlour' - a barber's in an old butchers shop. Get it?!
Town view with The Angel pub to the right and James Hayward second hand bookseller to the left.
Looking up the Thoroughfare with the Post Office nearest the camera and the White Hart Inn further up to the right.
Halesworth Toy Shop.
Ornate old bank building now serving as a novelty shop.
Opened in 1859, and now housing the small museum we looked at when we first arrived in Halesworth, the station was fitted with a set of unusual moveable platforms in 1888.
The moveable platforms let traffic cross the tracks and although no longer in use, were restored in 1999.
Near to this site was the junction for the Southwold branch line, that operated from 1879 until closure in 1929 - with adventurous reopening plans currently being debated.
No passengers for Lowestoft as we folded our bikes up and prepared for the journey back to London. Top holiday!
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