Fishponds

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<googlemap lat="51.470638" lon="-2.529945"> 51.477521, -2.53031, Fishponds </googlemap>

To Bristol: Lodge Causeway
To Bath or the North: New Station Road

History

Opened as Stapleton on the 1st April 1866, becoming Fish Ponds (two words) on 1st July 1867. Renamed Fishponds (one word) on 1st May 1939. Closed to goods on 13th December 1965 and passengers on 7th March 1966.

Fishponds signal box was built in 1896 and fitted with a new frame in 1905. It closed on 12th May 1968.

The goods shed survived until about 1991 when the whole area around the station was cleared to make room for a Safeway supermarket.

1800s

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An intriguing and undated photo of Fishponds station that Simon Whittingham found in a jumble sale. Clerestory coaches stand at the down platform with more coaches stored in the down platform bay. There would seem to be three engines in steam in the goods yard. Most of the passengers are women or children and all seem to be wearing their Sunday best. The people on the train seem to be peering out of the doors rather expectantly, as if waiting for those on the platform to make their move. © Avon Valley Railway


1960s

1970s

2005