Memories of the railways at Wetherby and Thorp Arch. by Sydney Martin

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Thorp Arch is a village and civil parish near Wetherby, West Yorkshire, England in the City of Leeds metropolitan borough. It sits in the Wetherby ward of Leeds City Council and Elmet and Rothwell parliamentary constituency. The village is on the north bank of the River Wharfe which separates it from Boston Spa to the south.

It has a primary school and public house. The station became Thorp Arch on 12 June when the Boston Spa suffix was dropped. It closed to passengers on J January but the goods yard remained open for a further seven months, closing on 10 August The handbook of stations states that the Thorp Arch goods yard could handle all classes of freight.

But half a century ago it was a very different matter. Through fascinating photographs - most from the s - plus track plans and a welter of other detail - "Railway Memories Number 24" takes us back to the time when 5/5(5).

Thorp Arch railway station (before 12 June called Thorp Arch (Boston Spa)) was a station in the parish of Wetherby, West Yorkshire, on the Harrogate–Church Fenton opened on 10 August and served nearby Thorp Arch as well as Boston station closed to passengers on 6 January and completely on 10 August Thorp Arch, Wetherby Stops in Thorp Arch.

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History of Thorp Arch Estate, Wetherby, Leeds, Yorkshire. Thorp Arch Estate is home to over firms ranging from small local businesses to large international concerns engaged in a broad range of activities in the manufacturing, distribution and service industries.

Thorp Arch Estate is home to over firms ranging from small local businesses to large international concerns engaged in a broad range of activities in the manufacturing, distribution and service industries. The recorded history of Wetherby, a market town in the City of Leeds metropolitan borough, West Yorkshire, England, began in the 12th and 13th centuries when the Knights Templar and later the Knights Hospitallers were granted land and properties in preceptory founded in was at Ribston Park.

In the Knights Templar were granted by Royal Charter of. Buy Harrogate and Wetherby (Railway Memories) First Edition by Chapman, Stephen, Chapman, Stephen (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(5). Wetherby railway station was first built on the York and North Midland Railway Company's Harrogate to Church Fenton Line and the station was situated on York Road.

The Goods Shed remains and is situated off York Road in a small industrial estate and is a dance : City of Leeds.

There were intermediate stations at Stutton, Tadcaster, Newton Kyme, Thorp Arch and Wetherby, with passengers being conveyed the last five miles into Harrogate by horse-drawn omnibus. The only engineering feature of note was a two-span iron girder bridge over the River Wharfe between Newton Kyme and Thorp Arch.

Wetherby Railway Path at Wetherby Railway Route. built the route eastwards from Wetherby to Walton Gates and it was continued by Sustrans and Leeds City Council to the Thorp Arch Estate and Retail Park inguided by the Wetherby to Thorp Arch Railway Path Forum.

Prices. Free entry. Contact. Wetherby on: Westgate, Wetherby, West Yorkshire. Wetherby and District Lions Club (the route being named after the late Peter Harland, Lion President).

In Leeds City Council built the route eastwards from Wetherby to Walton Gates and it was continued by Sustrans and Leeds City Council to the Thorp Arch Estate and Retail Park inguided by the Wetherby to Thorp Arch Railway Path Size: KB. Following this, a new passenger station serving Wetherby was opened on the Cross Gates–Wetherby line and the Wetherby station on the Harrogate–Church Fenton line became goods-only.

[9] In Aprilthe Thorp Arch circular railway was opened to serve Thorp Arch Royal Ordnance Factory, which produced : 6 January (passengers), 30 November (goods).

Find All Bussiness near Thorp Arch Estate on Yell. Get reviews and contact details for each business including phone number, postcode, opening hours and on: Avenue A, Thorp Arch Estate, Wetherby, LS23 7FQ.

A Wetherby Union workhouse was built in on Linton Road in Wetherby and was designed by JB and W Atkinson. The site location and layout are shown on the map below. Wetherby workhouse site, bed and breakfast and hotels in Thorp Arch, Leeds.

View hotel details and book your Thorp Arch holiday hotel online. The sought after village of Thorp Arch is a perfect location for the busy commuter or family seeking ease of access to Boston Spa and Wetherby's excellent range of facilities as well as easy commuting to the major commercial centres of West and.

Read and share your memories of Wetherby itself or of a particular photo of Wetherby. There are 5 memories of Wetherby to read. Here are one or two to get you started.

Local Memories Happy School Days. I attended Church Street primary school from The building on the left with two large wooden doors was Mathews builders joiners shop. Buses only serve Thorp Arch Trading Estate at peak hours. During the daytime, the nearest bus stop is ½ mile away in Walton.

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The average house price in Grange Avenue, Thorp Arch, Wetherby LS23 is £, Find average house prices, current average values and other historic property data with the UK's largest data-driven property portal. The North Eastern Railway, Cross Gates to Wetherby Branch, A Brief History Clifford Moor and Thorp Arch (the Leeds, York and Midland Junction Railway).

This was the first proposal to build a line through the area between Leeds and Wetherby, though it was derailed by Hudson. The Wetherby lines, i.e. Cross Gates to Wetherby and Church. Ash Way in Thorp Arch Estate is in the Yorkshire and The Humber region of England.

The postcode is within the Wetherby ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Elmet and Rothwell. This page combines information for the address Ash Way, Thorp Arch Estate, Wetherby, LS23 7FA, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. Find Furniture Shops near Wetherby, get reviews, directions, opening hours and payment details.

Search for Furniture Shops and other retailers near you, and submit a review on Presented below are road directions from Harrogate to Thorp Arch on Google Map. * Note: Driving directions from Harrogate to Thorp Arch are as given by Google Maps. We can't gurantee the accuracy and/or they being up to date.

Route map for 'Wetherby To Thorpe Arch' - a km cycle route near Wetherby, UK. Plotted with the route planner. The average house price in The Green, Thorp Arch, Wetherby LS23 is £, Find average house prices, current average values and other historic property data with the UK's largest data-driven property portal.

"The Railways of Harrogate and District" by James Rogers; NERA. and "Railways Around Harrogate" by Martin Bairstow (all 3 volumes).

I think the Rogers book and Vol. 3 of Bairstows are still in print. The other two volumes aren't too hard to find. The NER was committed to build it by law and had tried to back out of it. Thorp Arch. War Memorial Ref - Taken by Thorp Aach Parish Council 15 May Report this image Dedicatory Plaque on North Face - Taken by John E Scurr 09 Jun Thorp Arch.

Near Wetherby. England. Open large map. Cycling the 6-mile Harland Way / Wetherby Railway Path from Thorpe Arch Trading Estate to Spofforth via Wetherby town centre (national cycle routes 66 & 67), West Yorkshire.

This video features. Leaving Thorpe Arch and Trading estate going to Wetherby there are a total of two Truvelo speed cameras. One in 30mph Limit and one closer to Wetherby in 60mph Limit.

As far as I can make out from the map (see link on Lost Railways to National Library of Scotland, sheet SE44) there was a level crossing at the junction of Wetherby Rd and Wood Lane. Wetherby (): Malcolm Mallison.

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Products New Railway Sleepers. Information Home. The Harland Way is owned and maintained by a partnership of Leeds City Council, Harrogate Borough Council, the Wetherby to Thorp Arch Railway Path Forum, and the Thorp Arch Estate and Retail Park. It is on the route of a railway trackbed, and was converted to a path inat which time it reached the outskirts of Wetherby.

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Transforming lives and landscapes, they have left their mark on everything from timekeeping to tourism. Details. SE44NW THORP ARCH WOOD LANE LS23 (east side, off) 2/ Railway bridge approx.

metres south-east of Walton Gates. This magisterial book traces the history of the railways in Britain, and the influence they have had on nearly all areas of national life since the opening of the first public, timetabled and steam-hauled, passenger train service in the full sense we understand it now, in running between Liverpool and Manchester/5().Reasons for Designation.

The Thorp Arch Light Anti-Aircraft gun emplacement at SE is listed grade II for the following principal reasons: * Rarity of survival: although large numbers of LAA guns were emplaced during the Second World War, very few still survive because of their relatively insubstantial construction, this example is particularly well preserved.

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