Category Archive: Essex

Nov 25

Blake Hall

Blake Hall station was opened by the Great Eastern Railway on 1 April 1865, serving principally as a goods yard carrying agricultural produce from the nearby farms into London. It was named after Blake Hall, a country house located a mile or so to the northeast and inhabited by a family of substantial local landowners. …

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Sep 19

Roding Valley in 1900

With roughly 210,000 passengers a year, Roding Valley is the least-used station on the entire Underground network. Back in 1900, while the line from Epping to Woodford existed and is shown on the map, the tracks through Roding Valley were not opened until 1 May 1903 when the Great Eastern Railway (GER) opened its Woodford …

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