For enthusiasts, researchers and modellers of the Great Eastern Railway

Royal Agricultural Show, Norwich, 26th-30th June 1911

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The GER was heavily involved in this event with The King visiting the show on Wednesday 28 June and, whilst there, conferred upon the Rt. Hon Ailwyn E Fellows, Deputy Chairman of the GER and acting President of the Society, the honour of Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order.

The railway built two special stations for the show, the ground for which was by Crown Point sidings. On the Wensum curve they built a passenger station which had two platforms each 700ft long by 45ft wide, connected by a footbridge and also an end-loading dock with three roads. The goods station was equipped with temporary offices, toilets and refreshment facilities plus a cloakroom. The whole of these temporary works was lit by electricity and the temporary stations were connected by telephone to the local signal boxes.

The four photographs reproduced here show the Refreshment facilities for the "human-kind", and three views of unloading livestock. Further details are contained in an article by Chris Moss in GERS Journal 89 January 1997 and The GER Magazine of June and August 1911.


Photograph: GERS Collection