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 Post subject: Long Ashton
PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:17 pm 
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Hi everyone.

I was reading your article on Long Ashton station, as I was researching for the en.wikipedia article. Your page says there was a station there from 1841-1856, and I was wondering where this information came from - I haven't found any other references to such a station, only to the 1926-1941 one.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:37 pm 
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The info comes from the Colin Maggs book Bristol Railway Panorama. He says the B&E opened a station called 'Ashton' at the same spot at which Long Ashton was built. Opened with the opening of the B&E in 1841, closed in 1856.


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My problem is that I don't have that book, and as best I can tell there are no other references to such an early station at Long Ashton anywhere else. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashton_railway_station curiously lists Ashton as being another name for Bedminster (something else I can't find any other mention of).


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:07 pm 
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madhattie wrote:
The info comes from the Colin Maggs book Bristol Railway Panorama. He says the B&E opened a station called 'Ashton' at the same spot at which Long Ashton was built. Opened with the opening of the B&E in 1841, closed in 1856.
There is also a photo on page 131.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:48 pm 
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It's also in RA Cooke's maps of the GWR. Long Ashton, site of Ashton.


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