Did Basingstoke have a shed?

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Did Basingstoke have a shed?

Post by 35005CP on Tue May 17, 2011 8:34 am

Hi all,

Can anyone tell me if Basingstoke had an Engine shed? I have used Google Maps to try and find it and it is showing the location as disused if it was there? If anyone has any photo they would like to share, I am sure we would all be interested to see them.

Here is the Map;


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Post by 35005CP on Sun Jul 24, 2011 7:09 am

A guest has messaged to me to say that Basingstoke did have a shed. Thanks to this person for pointing this out. Here is the link; http://www.johnhaydenart.co.uk/2010/12/basingstoke-shed/

It looked a fairly small; but modern shed for its time. Does anyone else have any other details or pictures please?

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Re: Did Basingstoke have a shed?

Post by Nickt on Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:26 am

35005CP wrote:A guest has messaged to me to say that Basingstoke did have a shed. Thanks to this person for pointing this out. Here is the link; http://www.johnhaydenart.co.uk/2010/12/basingstoke-shed/

It looked a fairly small; but modern shed for its time. Does anyone else have any other details or pictures please?

Here's a photo from the SLL collection of Sir Keith Park at Basingstoke shed in 1963:

https://picasaweb.google.com/116839141471298057728/34053SirKeithPark#5592110855817294226

And here's a story about it:

My dad was Fire Prevention Officer for the SR. After Basingstoke Shed was closed they were asked to provide a building to demonstrate a novel ventilation system which a supplier wanted to sell the railway which would reduce the spread of a fire if one broke out. Basingstoke Shed was selected as it was no longer needed and the new vents were fitted. My dad and other guests went along to see the demo. A fire was started in the shed.....the vents opened....and the fire spread and spread and the vents had no discernable effect. Back to the drawing board!


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