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Proposed Lynn to Hunstanton railway wouldn’t cross royal estate, Lynn News

By Lynn News Reporter

The line closed in May 1969, the stations all closed and the track was taken away. Nothing was heard about the railway until about 25 years ago when a group of people decided that they would like to have it back.

Last week I had a flyer through my door published by the Lynn/Hunstanton railway campaign which said that nearly 80 per cent of the original Lynn to Hunstanton railway corridor is still in place. This I doubt very much.

Lynn Railway Station. (7869086)
Lynn Railway Station. (7869086)

Also in the flyer, it mentions all the villages it would go through, but for some reason Wolferton is missed out. My thought on this is the railway will not be able to go across Sandringham Estate land. Do they think they would be able to bypass this land? This would be impossible.

Sandringham Estate starts at the southern end of Dersingham and goes as far as the Babingley River, just north of Castle Rising. Down by the sea shore the boundary starts at the Snettisham boundary, then past the pumping station and much further. As for the eastern boundary of the estate, it goes as far as Fring, Great Bircham, Harpley Dams and Hillington.

Might I suggest the railway campaigners have a chat with Her Majesty. Who knows, she might suggest that the line goes past Wood Farm in Wolferton then the Duke of Edinburgh could use it.

Dick Melton



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