The station no longer has trains running from this building, it is now a restaurant! A supermarket sadly occupies the site of the old platforms, although a preservation group is working on restoring a train service to Eridge along the old route via High Rocks and Groombridge (The Spa Valley Railway).
Here is an early image of the station, from card number 21 in the series published by Louis Levy in the early 20th century and shows the busy approach with the many advertisements on the fence.
This card is published by Valentines and was posted in 1913 and is number 53490.
My great grandfather, Henry Humphrey Hallet worked as a guard a this station, so I've included a picture of him here.
Henry Humphrey Hallet is on the right in his guard's uniform.
This postcard shows an accident at Tunbridge Wells West station, on March 11th 1905 when a large goods engine fell into the turntable pit.
Here is an early photograph of the motive power depot, showing a tank locomotive named after Uckfield, one of the stations on the line from here to Lewes. The card was published by F Moore, 3 Amen Corner, London.
Here is a view of the station from the railway side - similar in date to the photograph above - early 1900's. The station clock is indicating 1.30pm. This train is presumably heading for Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge as it is facing north. Like the one above, this card was published by F Moore, 3 Amen Corner, London.
There is a picture here of the line as it leaves the Brighton Station and crosses Eridge Road.
Scanned antique postcards
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