The annual tradition of posting a different vintage image each day during advent, and this year, it’s of London’s old railway stations.

Bow Road

A complex area of history, this is the second station of the name (and third in the area), and opened by the Great Eastern Railway in April 1892. It was operated by the same company that managed a station on the site of today’s DLR station at Bow Church, but was not owned by them.

It used to have a walkway to the older station, but this was removed in 1917.

In 1941, the station closed following bomb damage, and reopened in 1946, only to close in 1949 following nationalisation of the railways.

The ticket office remains, although today it’s occupied by William Hill.

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