1870: The Opening of a Railway Station in an English Village

June 22, 1870

A railway station in Cheshire County in northwest England first went into service. This facility is 9.5 miles (15 kilometers) east of the city of Chester, and it is specifically situated in the village of Delamere. That village, which owes its name to the French phrase “de la mere” (“of the sea”), was also a civil (administrative) parish until 2015. More than 150 years after its debut, Delamere railway station continues to operate as one of the depots serving trains and passengers on the Mid-Cheshire Line in that region of England.

In addition, Delamere railway station is the eastern endpoint for the 13-mile (21-kilometer) footpath known as the Baker Way. (The western terminus for this footpath is Chester railway station.) This pedestrian trail was named in honor of Jack Baker, who worked on behalf of the Cheshire County Council as a rights-of-way officer for local footpaths. His responsibilities in that role involved helping to oversee the maintenance and safety of those trails.

Delamere railway station has also achieved other claims to fame. These include the appearance of the station in an episode of the 1970s British cult TV series Survivors.

Photo Credit: Neil Kennedy (licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0

Generic License at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/deed.en)

For more information on Delamere railway station, please check out https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delamere_railway_station and https://artsandculture.google.com/entity/delamere-railway-station/m0bwk2q?hl=en

Additional information on the Baker Way is available at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baker_Way

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