A bit of history from Whitton, home of Ashwater

This was the scene at Whitton Station over fifty years ago. Crowds had gathered on the platforms; they were waiting for the train taking Winston Churchill's coffin from Waterloo to the family grave near Blenheim Palace, following his state funeral.

The steam locomotive pulling the train was No. 34051 Winston Churchill - and here is Ken's picture of the moment the train passed through Whitton:


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