Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Huddersfield railway station in 1983

Nikolaus Pevsner described it as "one of the best early railway stations in England". John Betjeman said it was like "a stately home with trains".

Today Huddersfield station contains two pubs and a celebrated cat.

I photographed it in the early 1980s. I am pretty sure it was on 22 January 1983, the last day of operation of the branch line to Clayton West. (More about that another time.)

Since then the streets in front of the station have been pedestrianised and a statue of Harold Wilson erected.

1 comment:

MatGB said...

That's a very nice shot. If you stand in roughly the same place today there're a bunch of trees in the way to get the whole station, but the pedestrianisation of the square does make the area much nicer, there's still traffic going through, but it's mostly buses, have stood directly opposite that point waiting for a Brighouse bus many many times since I moved up here.

Google Street View gives us almost the same place from last August.