Last Steam Train at Oundle Station (1964)

The last timetabled steam departure from Oundle station on Monday 4th May 1964, the day it was officially closed to passenger services.

The train was hauled by Ivatt 2-6-2T #41225 which was based at London’s Nine Elms shed at the time. By the end of the same year, the engine had been withdrawn and cut up, just 16 years after being built at Crewe Works.

The Berrystead, Oundle (1910)

The Berrystead on Duck Lane off North Street in Oundle, pictured in 1910. The house was built in the late 1600s and has been a Grade 1 listed building since 1955. Today (2016) it forms part of the Oundle School establishment.

Arthur Howitt, Oundle

A very nice horse brass from Oundle harness maker Arthur Howitt (1876-1939) who was based on Rock Road in the town.

Remembrance Days in Oundle

The top image shows Remembrance Day 1965 at the War Memorial in Oundle. The lower image is of the same ceremony at the same location decades earlier.

Oundle, North Street

Looking along North Street in Oundle where today (2016) the traffic light controlled section of the road is. Date unknown.

Oundle Railway Ticket (1967)

An excellent “Forces Leave” railway ticket issued at Oundle for a journey to London Kings Cross in March 1967 which was three years after the station had officially closed to general passenger traffic.

Mill Lane, Oundle

A nice Edwardian scene looking down Mill Lane in Oundle – now better known as Mill Road. The building on the right is now Oundle Museum but was the Court House at the time of the photo.