July 4, 2020

Light Railway route

Hi everyone , my wife and I have lived in Bossall for over 37yrs fully enjoying everything that country living gives . I spent all my working days ( still doing part time ) as an engineer so maybe naturally drawn to the history of the S.H. Light Railway . For the last 10 yrs or so I’ve walked around the circular route which includes what we know as the cinder track , leaving the Bossall to Claxton road near the wood towards Bell View Farm then turning left along the edge of the wood . For years I thought this was the old route of the railway , but having looked at the info online it didn’t follow that track ! . I’m sure the old map is wrong , and the railway followed the edge of the wood along the track then across the road . The cinder track way always left as a wide cart type track , but the new land owner has reduced that to a narrow walkway , and doing so exposed many old brick that I presume were part of the railtrack . I took a few pics. that I will try and add .