The Local History Unit at the Dugdale Centre has just sent me this interesting picture of how the original Station house must have looked. It was demolished on 1872 and as photography became accessible about 1860 so it would have been taken sometime in this decade. Looking at the broken glass and boarded windows I suspect it was taken just before demolition. I was intrigued to note that only part of the façade is in the V&A, the centre part on the first floor. The man who built it to show off his bricks would be saddened to see it in this state. Shame it was long before John Betjeman’s time!