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Dear Evercreech is out of reach!

Shades of John B

Locksands Life

Well it is, of course, only by train that Evercreech is out of reach. The place exists and seems to thrive.

But in times past Evercreech, in Somerset, had a junction station.  What I’ll call the main line from Bath to Bournemouth took summer holiday makers in their thousands. The original line became the branch to Burnham on Sea on the Somerset coast and the junction was at Evercreech.

In days of yore, when railways were common carriers, luggage could be delivered to any station in the UK and what we see here is a luggage label for Evercreech Junction.

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This particular label was issued by the London and South Western Railway – a company which ceased to exist in 1923 when it was merged, with others, into the Southern Railway. Luggage labels didn’t always have a ‘from’ space but this one has been stamped from Broadstone Junction – a…

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