Spot the differences! We’re sure you can find more than the traditional 10 ... but these two postcards above are of the same train and same passengers.
These two scenes both state that they are of the first train into Winteringham. This seeming contradiction though is easily explained. The
very first passenger train into Winteringham was the one shown below. It steamed into the station on Saturday July 13th 1907 - and was a
Village Sports Club Special, carrying 254 people to the village. That must have been a wonderful day for the village as the sports were a
major event in Edwardian times, and as can be seen elsewhere on this site, the paddle steamers Atalanta and PS Isle of Axholme brought a band and spectators to the sports.
The first scheduled train into Winteringham was on Monday July 15th and is shown above. The fact that Winteringham was now on the
national rail network was in itself an auspicious occasion, and there were more plans in the pipeline to make the railway even more
important. Although these did not come to fruition - except the extension to Whitton, none of the people in these photographs would be aware of that at the time.
This photograph is reproduced by kind permission, and is copyright, of North Lincolnshire Council Image
Archive. Copies of this and other views of Winteringham may be purchased from the Archive. To go there, please click the photograph.
For details of the railway at Winteringham, please click here.