Old picture which claims to be Lancing station

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  1. mike57

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    Found this picture amongst the family photo's which I inherited, According to my Grandmothers writing on the back claims to be Lancing. It was probably taken in the mid 1920's based on the pictures it was found with.

    So is it Lancing? I've had a look online and it doesn't look like Lancing and I cant see any name boards Lancing Station 1920s cropped.png
     
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  3. 30907

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    This 1965 photo of Lancing
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/31890193@N08/14571647993
    looks pretty much the same. The major difference is the footbridge (presumably added at electrification).
    The loco is E2 060T 102 (B102/2102/32102) and from the plain headcode discs I would guess the photo is in early SR days.
     
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    Lancing.jpg

    LANCING 14:14 BRIGHTON TO WEST WORTHING 21/06/1986
     
  5. Peter Mugridge

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    Ouch - offside door fully open...!!!
     
  6. Dannygee

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    That is definitely Lancing station.

    Living in Lancing & comparing your pic to another on a local Lancing history Facebook page, it's the same.

    The pub on the left is The Railway, then renamed The Merry Monk & now The Railway again. Great pic.
     
  7. John Webb

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    I think it's the end of the second coach that's visible - can't see the running board under the doors at that point - and I can't imagine why anyone would let a door be open like that either. And the signalman would have had a good view if it was an open door!
     
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    It's a door; it's curved outwards and has a light coloured interior. The carriage ends on the Mk1 units were all painted black. It's only just gone past the signalbox so would have only been spotted at around the same moment the photo was taken.

    Seeing a door open like that was an unfortunately very common sight in those days; even more common was a door on the second catch only - a several times a day occurence.
     
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    I wouldn't swear to it, but I agree it does appear to be an open door. I saw several instances of such things over the years, but not to the extent of calling it a common phenomenon, other than perhaps on the South Eastern side at London Bridge where, regrettably, it was sometimes followed by catastrophic injury or death. It's almost unbelievable to think now we were so blasé about this, though we have gone perhaps too far the other way now in risk aversion.
     
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    I concur - possibly left on the latch at Brighton, but not swung open until after Shoreham (where it ought to have been spotted!)?
     
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    Fair enough - I'll accept that it was an open door on the evidence provided!
     
  12. Hornet

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    For the benefit of doubt.

    Lancing.jpg
     

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    OK thanks. Feel free to share with the Facebook page, its members only, and this is a one off as I had aunt who lived there for some years, but doubt I will come across anymore pictures.
     
  14. Dannygee

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    Thanks very much, I will. .
     

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