Family in line for new home

Rouser 2013
Rouser 2013

This photograph from the Express files, taken in August, 1975, shows the Page family who were in the process of making their home in the disused Hellingly Railway Station. A brave step.

Hellingly was a station on the now closed Eridge to Polegate line - the Cuckoo Line.

There was also a separate platform for passengers visiting and being treated at nearby Hellingly Hospital.

That line continued in use for transporting coal wagons from Hellingly Station for use at the hospital until 1959.