Overstrand

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One of my earliest memories is of Overstrand. When I was 2 we had a holiday in a railway carriage "camping coach", It rained heavily and my parents invited a group of kids on an outing to shelter. Overstrand used to be on the Cromer to North Walsham Line.

I visited on June 15, 2009 to take some photos. I returned on September 13. 2019 and had a trip down "Station Road" and did some more investigating (see below)

Story of evacuees from Dagenham to Overstrand
   
   
   
   
This sign on Station Road shows then lighthouse (left) and a train.
Information about The Old Station Overstrand

This station was on the Norfolk and Suffolk Joint Railway line from Cromer to North Walsham via Mundesley on Sea. It was owned and run by the Great Eastern Railway

Both were rivals but on this line and the Lowestoft to Great Yarmouth line they worked together. The station and line closed in 1953 after flood damage.

Photos

File:Overstrand railway station.jpg
1900s Old postcard  Author:  E.A. Young, Overstrand
(Source Wikimedia Commons)

Station around 2008
Copyright Hughie Watts and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
   
   
   

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