Slide Presentation

The first presentation is a slide show of Uckfield's Temporary Station that was built on the original Down Line in order that East Sussex County Council could permanently close the level crossing to allow unhindered road use.  It was done on a shoestring, so much so that only a portacabin was provided as a ticket office. This lasted until it was condemmed as a result of rat infestation. The replacement portacabin was installed in a different location fronting the main road which was very noisy, so much so that it was difficult at times to hear what the booking clerk was saying to you.

Finally, money was found to provide a brand new modular building of a design that could be moved to a new location when the station moves back to its original site as part of extending the line from Uckfield to Brighton as part of the BML2 Project.

Note: If your browser will not play these presentations, please visit our Downloads area to download the required file and vew it off-line using a media player such as Videolan's VLC Player.

Temporary Station

The next slide show "Memories of Yesteryear" portrays memorable photographs of the flooded town centre of Uckfield in 2000, plus past scenes around the railway station and a visit to Isfield Station, home of the charming Lavender Line in East Sussex.

Memories of Yesteryear