Haycock Hotel, Wansford (1960s)

A lovely Walter Scott photograph of the Haycock at Wansford taken some time in the 1960s.

Haycock Hotel, Wansford

Two wonderful old Magic Lantern slides showing the stables/courtyard at the Haycock Hotel in Wansford – date unknown.

Wansford Crossroads

Looking down towards Wansford Bridge from outside the old Mermaid Inn on the right. The AA patrol man was a regular sight at the location as the staggered crossroads either side of him was, in effect, the A1 and A47 !

Wansford (c1908)

Looking north to the river bridge with the Haycock Hotel on the right hand side.


Wansford Station Cottages

A lovely shot of the old cottages that still sit alongside Wansford Station today (2013) and still look just as immaculate !


Steam through Wansford

A superb shot of a steam hauled freight powered by 4-6-0 5MT No.45324 heading west through Wansford Station in 1963.

Many thanks to the Nene Valley Railway museum department for allowing us to use this image.

Wansford – Haycock Stables (1929)

An image from June 1929 of the stabling yard behind the Haycock Hotel in Wansford.

Steam Rollers on Wansford Bridge (1929)

A steam buff’s dream as a number of steam rollers line up on the newly constructed Wansford Bridge in 1929, built to divert the Great North Road around the village and onto the route the A1 takes today.

Wansford (1948)

Looking along the Great North Road from alongside the Haycock Hotel in 1948.

Wansford Station in the Sixties

Looking back towards Wansford Station from the level crossing in the 1960s, just ahead of the line’s closure and a little longer before the site was expanded to become today’s home of the Nene Valley Railway.