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Does anyone know the history about the old waggon works at beighton

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miamivice

Does anyone know the history of the buildings called the old waggon works at the bottom of beighton, at the back of rother valley where the railway lines converge? Its connected to rotherham road by a long track which comes out opposite beighton breakers yard, I think now its occupied by a scrap metals company called Amico.

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Alwev

Does anyone know the history of the buildings called the old waggon works at the bottom of beighton, at the back of rother valley where the railway lines converge? Its connected to rotherham road by a long track which comes out opposite beighton breakers yard, I think now its occupied by a scrap metals company called Amico.

This was one of my trainspotting haunts from 1954 untill 1961. It was T.W. Wards. The chap next door worked there and used to bring home sections of wood about a foot long to chop into sticks, known as kindling nowadays. In those days there were 4 bays, now just the right side one is left. They had T. W. W. Ltd. on the gable ends. All I remember 'Tommy Wards' doing is cut up old wagons and as I finished trainspotting locos were cut up. I have a slide of Brittainia class, Earl Haig looking forlorn. There was always a small pond in the winter where we would punt on the curved end section of box vans. There was always a fire near the bottom of the footbridge and one day after I had a wellyfull when I fell off the punt I had the bright idea of putting my socks on a stick and holding them over the fire. They were not drying quick enough so I held them closer at which point large holes appeared. In summer if there was enough of us we would play football or cricket, stopping to jot down the numbers.

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biggles111

Any more information oon the location, I used to live at Halfway, and was always down that area spotting in the 80's. It is only know that I learned about the scrappers in the area. Is it on the Kilamarsh side of the Beighton Crossing Footbridge?

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miamivice

Any more information oon the location, I used to live at Halfway, and was always down that area spotting in the 80's. It is only know that I learned about the scrappers in the area. Is it on the Kilamarsh side of the Beighton Crossing Footbridge?

Its between the footbridge which goes from rother valley and the footbridge that goes to beighton where the train lines converge. Does anyone have and pictures of the site?

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Stuart0742

Its between the footbridge which goes from rother valley and the footbridge that goes to beighton where the train lines converge. Does anyone have and pictures of the site?

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This Aeriel view from Bing is older than the current Bing Birds Eye view, it shows more of the now extant GC line down to "Beighton Flyover" (the flyover still exists in a derelict form)

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miamivice

I remeber it being a truck scrapyard, there were scrap lorries outside the gates as I can remeber. It would be great if someone had a any photos of the works from ground level over the years? Or any memories?

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