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Hockley Goods Depot

GWR Route: Banbury to Wolverhampton

Hockley Station (18) Hockley Goods Yard (109)

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Brief Overview of Hockley Depot

Hockley Goods Depot was located just to the north of Hockley No 2 tunnel and just over a mile from Snow Hill station. Situated alongside the GWR main line between Wolverhampton to Birmingham Hockley Goods Depot was the principal GWR goods station for general traffic in the area. The line between Wolverhampton and Priestfield, which was two miles to the south of Wolverhampton, was opened in November 1854 with Hockley passenger station opening at the same time. Its believed that the goods facility also opened late 1854 early 1855. Both Broad Gauge and Narrow (Standard) Gauge traffic were handled, largely through traffic to and from Wolverhampton though a couple of services in each direction ran far north as Manchester; and in the south; trains ran to Leamington, Didcot, Reading, Basingtoke or Paddington. In addition there were a small number of trains running between Hockley and Wolverhampton, including West Midland railway company traffic.

At the dawn of the 20th century, Hockley had two large sheds, Inwards and Outwards, the former being at the Birmingham (south) end of the yard and the latter at Wolverhampton (north) end of the yard. The Inwards shed was served by two dead-end lines with a third entering the shed. Subsequently at the south end of the Inwards shed a four storey brick warehouse was erected. The Outwards shed contained six roads, five serving platform faces and all being through roads continuing through and beyond the shed and converging outside the northern end of the shed to connect with the approach roads to the Inwards shed. The main shunting yard, consisting of a dozen or so roads, was located between the passenger station and the two sheds. Accessing Hockley Goods station by road was via Pitsford Street which formed the Western edge of the yard. The yard was bounded in the north by All Saints Street and and in the south by Vyse Street. The depot measured some three-quarters of mile long by two to three hundred yards wide. Due to the lie of the ground, Hockley was effectively built on an embankment. In the centre running off at right angles and below track level was Icknield Road. Initially only the passenger station was built over Icknield Road but as the goods amenities grew and with them additional sidings, so the bridge over Icknield Road grew wider.

Running approximately parallel to Icknield Road was All Saints Street in the north and Vyse Street in the south, all three connected by Pitsford Street. All Saints Street and Vyse Street passed over the railway at either end of the yard whilst Icknield Road in the centre passed under the yard. A siding off the main shunting yard ran under All Saints Street to a wagon hoist which served the higher level canal basin. There was a further goods yard situated on the north-eastern side of the passenger station, known as the 'Round Yard'. Round Yard was a milage yard handling full load traffic and occasionally livestock, through the cattle pens which extended along the eastern edge of the yard, alongside All Saints Street. By the late 1920s Hockley had over a thousand permanent staff under a very senior goods agent. There were more than 160 clerks of various grades and types to handle the mass of paperwork generated each day. Some thirty inspectors and foremen to organise and supervise the work, fifteen shunters in the yard, about 350 men in and around the sheds, with a similar number of carters, motor drivers and van guards for the collection and delivery of the goods. The GWR also employed 7 boatmen who operated from the canal basin. In 1928 four hundred and sixty-one horse-drawn vehicles were employed pulled by two hundred and seventy horses supported by forty-one road vehicles.

Courtesy of Frank Popplewell

People wishing to learn more about Hockley Station and its goods yard, particularly what it was like to work there from 1935 until 1967 when it closed, should read the six articles by Frank Popplewell in the Great Western Railway Journal. I would like to take this opportunity of crediting Frank Popplewell as being the source for much of the rich information provided in the captions to the photographs.

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Views of Hockley Goods Yard and Sidings

Looking towards Snow Hill with the station in the centre, gantry crane on the left and the sheds on the right
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Looking towards Snow Hill with the station in the centre, gantry crane on the left and the sheds on the right
Close up showing mainly GWR box vans being assembled on the roads adjacent to the 'goods outwards' shed
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Close up showing mainly GWR box vans being assembled on the roads adjacent to the 'goods outwards' shed
Looking south showing the Outward shed and sidings and a GWR 0-6-0ST on the shed's connecting lines
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Looking south showing the Outward shed and sidings and a GWR 0-6-0ST on the shed's connecting lines
Close up of the unidentified Great Western Railway 0-6-0ST locomotive marshalling trains in the yard
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Close up of the unidentified Great Western Railway 0-6-0ST locomotive marshalling trains in the yard
Close up showing the Outward and Tranship shed, the sidings running adjacent to it and several access doors
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Close up showing the Outward and Tranship shed, the sidings running adjacent to it and several access doors

Close up showing a formal garden and that not all parts of Hockley depot was given over to the goods traffic
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Close up showing a formal garden and that not all parts of Hockley depot was given over to the goods traffic
Looking north towards Top shed and beyond to the canal wharf with the lines to Wolverhampton on the right
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Looking north towards Top shed and beyond to the canal wharf with the lines to Wolverhampton on the right
Close up showing how Hockley's Top shed was still being operated whilst the area was being substantially rebuilt
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Close up showing how Hockley's Top shed was still being operated whilst the area was being substantially rebuilt
Close up showing the proximity of Hockley station to 'Top' shed and the plethora of access roads and sidings
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Close up showing the proximity of Hockley station to 'Top' shed and the plethora of access roads and sidings
Looking to the old Outward and Tranship shed and on the left the area of the yard known as the 'The Farm'
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Looking to the old Outward and Tranship shed and on the left the area of the yard known as the 'The Farm'

View of the advanced work being undertaken in preparation of the redevelopment of Outwards and Tranship shed
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View of the work being undertaken in preparation of the redevelopment of Outwards and Tranship shed
A general view of the sidings running adjacent to the Outward and Tranship shed on 17th August 1938
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A general view of the sidings running adjacent to the Outward and Tranship shed on 17th August 1938
Close up showing the range and volume of wagons being handled by Hockley and other GWR goods yards
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Close up showing the range and volume of wagons being handled by Hockley and other GWR goods yards
Close up of the facilities which the GWR made available to support operations within Hockley goods yard
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Close up of the facilities which the GWR made available to support operations within Hockley goods yard
Close up showing the variety of open wagons and box vans in use by the GWR and the other railway companies
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Close up showing the variety of open wagons and box vans in use by the GWR and the other railway companies

Looking in the direction of Wolverhampton with the old 'Outwards and Tranship' shed being prepared for rebuilding
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Looking in the direction of Wolverhampton with the old 'Outwards and Tranship' shed being prepared for rebuilding
Close up showing one of the regular 0-6-0PT 57xx class locomotives which were deployed in the yard
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Close up showing one of the regular 0-6-0PT 57xx class locomotives which were deployed in the yard
A partially elevated view of Hockley's long boundary with Pitsford Street as seen on 11th July 1938
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A partially elevated view of Hockley's long boundary with Pitsford Street as seen on 11th July 1938
Looking to Snow Hill and the old Outwards and Tranship shed with the new Invoice Office steelwork being erected
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Looking to Snow Hill and the old Outwards and Tranship shed with the new Invoice Office steelwork being erected
Close up showing some of the advanced groundwork being carried out to the left of the Outwards and Tranship shed
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Close up showing some of the advanced groundwork being carried out to the left of the Outwards and Tranship shed

Close up of the advanced works being carried out in the vicinity of the North Gate leading on to Pitsford Street
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Close up of the advanced works being carried out in the vicinity of the North Gate leading on to Pitsford Street
Looking towards Wolverhampton and showing the erection of the steelwork for the new 'Top' shed
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Looking towards Wolverhampton and showing the erection of the steelwork for the new 'Top' shed
Close up showing an unidentified GWR half-cab 0-6-0PT marshalling a rake of box vans in the sidings
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Close up showing an unidentified GWR half-cab 0-6-0PT marshalling a rake of box vans in the sidings
Close up showing the Outwards and Tranship shed's annex and the mix of box vans and open wagons in the train on the right
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Close up showing the shed's annex and the mix of box vans and open wagons in the train on the right
The old Inwards shed being modified on 11th July 1938 for use for warehousing by the addition of a shunting spur
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The old Inwards shed being modified on 11th July 1938 for use for warehousing by the addition of a shunting spur

View of the final stages of the construction of the 'Top' shed as seen from All Saints Street on 12th February 1940
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View of the final stages of the construction of the 'Top' shed as seen from All Saints Street on 12th February 1940
Close up showing 'Top' shed's No 10 platform with road vehicles in evidence behind the contractor's scaffolding
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Close up showing 'Top' shed's No 10 platform with road vehicles in evidence behind the contractor's scaffolding
View of the old Inward sheds now converted for use as a warehouse by the addition of a shunting spur
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View of the old Inward sheds now converted for use as a warehouse by the addition of a shunting spur
View of the old Inwards shed located at the bottom of the yard now being used for warehouse purposes
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View of the old Inwards shed located at the bottom of the yard now being used for warehouse purposes
Close up of an unidentified GWR 0-6-0PT and shunters truck standing on the middle road within the shed
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Close up of an unidentified GWR 0-6-0PT and shunters truck standing on the middle road within the shed

A last view of the Bottom shed and warehouse shortly before the  yard was to close to goods traffic forever
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A last view of the Bottom shed and warehouse shortly before the yard was to close to goods traffic forever
Another view of 'Top' shed on 12th February 1940 showing the building work remaining at the northern end of the depot
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Another view of 'Top' shed on 12th February 1940 showing the building work remaining at the northern end of the depot
View on 2nd August 1939 of 'Top' shed under construction whilst the new Invoice Office is ready for occupancy
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View on 2nd August 1939 of 'Top' shed under construction whilst the new Invoice Office is ready for occupancy
A later view showing the new 'Top' shed now complete and box vans being propelled through to the canal wharf
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A later view showing the new 'Top' shed now complete and box vans being propelled through to the canal wharf
An 8th March 1939 view of the newly completed 'Invoicing Office' located at the Northern end of the new Top shed
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An 8th March 1939 view of the newly completed 'Invoicing Office' located at the Northern end of the new Top shed

View of a box van passing through the tunnel beneath All Saints Street on its way to Hockley canal wharf
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View of a box van passing through the tunnel beneath All Saints Street on its way to Hockley canal wharf
Hockley's two-road wagon hoist for lifting wagons to the Canal Wharf located on the north side of All Saints Street
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Hockley's two-road wagon hoist for lifting wagons to the Canal Wharf located on the north side of All Saints Street
Hockley's accommodation for plant and machinery workshops located on the edge of the canal basin site
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Hockley's accommodation for plant and machinery workshops located on the edge of the canal basin site
View of the now redundant Canal Wharf and Basin seen in 1967, the last year of Hockley's working life
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View of the now redundant Canal Wharf and Basin seen in 1967, the last year of Hockley's working life
View along Canal Basin Drive, a private GWR owned road leading to the basin complex from All Saints Street
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View along Canal Basin Drive, a private GWR owned road leading to the basin complex from All Saints Street

Demonstrating the old and new methods of moving railway vehicles around a goods yard on 6th April 1949
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Demonstrating the old and new methods of moving railway vehicles around a goods yard on 6th April 1949
The three storey extension being added to the old Inwards (or Bottom) shed and warehouse during 1930
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The three storey extension being added to the old Inwards shed and warehouse during 1930

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Internal views of Hockley Depot's Goods Sheds

Inside 'Top' shed looking southwards along decks 2, 3 and 4 from the windows of the new elevated Invoice Office
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Inside 'Top' shed looking southwards along decks 2, 3 and 4 from the windows of the new elevated Invoice Office
Close up showing Box Vans and open wagons at Platform No 2  within Top shed being loaded
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Close up showing Box Vans and open wagons at Platform No 2 within Top shed being loaded
Close up showing a Box Van at Platform 3 within Top shed next to one of the temporary destination signs
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Close up showing a Box Van at Platform 3 within Top shed next to one of the temporary destination signs
An internal view of one of the platforms showing a cartage area with fixed cranes on both sides of the deck
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An internal view of one of the platforms showing a cartage area with fixed cranes on both sides of the deck
Looking south along the deck of Platforms 2 and 1 under Top shed's glazed roof on 11th August 1943
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Looking south along the deck of Platforms 2 and 1 under Top shed's glazed roof on 11th August 1943

Close up showing the southerly section of decks 2 and 1 with a mobile crane standing on the platform
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Close up showing the southerly section of decks 2 and 1 with a mobile crane standing on the platform
Close up showing Top shed's cartage area with rows of horse-drawn vehicles and a young female porter at rest
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Close up showing Top shed's cartage area with rows of horse-drawn vehicles and a young female porter at rest
View of several Box Vans ready to be loaded on 2nd November 1939 including one from the LNER
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View of several Box Vans ready to be loaded on 2nd November 1939 including one from the LNER
Looking along the northern end of Top shed with decks 3 to 9 being seen on the right on 1st August 1943
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Looking along the northern end of Top shed with decks 3 to 9 being seen on the right on 1st August 1943
Close up of the destination board suspended over each platform within Top shed and the list of destinations
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Close up of the destination board suspended over each platform within Top shed and the list of destinations

View of the inside of the northern end of Top shed showing the integration of the elevated Invoice Office
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View of the inside of the northern end of Top shed showing the integration of the elevated Invoice Office

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Hockley Depots Cartage and Road Distribution

View taken on 12th February 1940 of the main entrance to the yard for road vehicles entering via Pitsford Street
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View taken on 12th February 1940 of the main entrance to the yard for road vehicles entering via Pitsford Street
An elevated view showing the stable block on the left and the old 'Outwards and Tranship shed' on the right
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An elevated view showing the stable block on the left and the old 'Outwards and Tranship shed' on the right
Looking south in the summer of 1940 in the direction of the offices and Snow Hill with Hockley North Gate in the foreground
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Looking south in 1940 in the direction of the offices and Snow Hill with Hockley North Gate in the foreground
Close up showing some of the variety of cartage road vehicles employed by the GWR at Hockley in 1940
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Close up showing some of the variety of cartage road vehicles employed by the GWR at Hockley in 1940
Close up showing a three wheel 'mechanised horse' adjacent to a standard lorry and horse-drawn vehicle
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Close up showing a three wheel 'mechanised horse' adjacent to a standard lorry and horse-drawn vehicle

Close up showing the steel frame being erected and other building work being carried out on 'Top' shed
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Close up showing the steel frame being erected and other building work being carried out on 'Top' shed
View of Hockley Goods Depot's main offices and the cartage area leading to the North Gate entrance
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View of Hockley Goods Depot's main offices and the cartage area leading to the North Gate entrance
Close up showing the area to the north of Hockley Depot's office block and the demolished stables
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Close up showing the area to the north of Hockley Depot's office block and the demolished stables
Hockley Depot's main office block prior to redevelopment work impacting upon this part of the depot
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Hockley Depot's main office block prior to redevelopment work impacting upon this part of the depot
View on 11th February 1941 of Hockley's main office block being repaired some two months after the air raid
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View on 11th February 1941 of Hockley's main office block being repaired some two months after the air raid

Close up showing the different types of sheeting and tarpaulins used to protect goods whilst in transit
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Close up showing the different types of sheeting and tarpaulins used to protect goods whilst in transit
Close up showing the North Gate which faced Pitsfords Street and the buildings which stood on either side
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Close up showing the North Gate which faced Pitsfords Street and the buildings which stood on either side
A number of Hockley's GWR designed horse drawn vehicles together with a range of commercially designed lorries
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A number of Hockley's GWR designed horse drawn vehicles together with a range of commercially designed lorries
Goods being loaded for distribution to city businesses at the Hockley's old Outward shed circa 1927
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Goods being loaded for distribution to city businesses at the Hockley's old Outward shed circa 1927
The Farm area outside of the main offices on 12th February 1940 with all kinds of GWR transport on show
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The Farm area outside of the main offices on 12th February 1940 with all kinds of GWR transport on show

Close up showing the detail of several Great Western Railway lorries based at Hockley Goods Depot
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Close up showing the detail of several Great Western Railway lorries based at Hockley Goods Depot
Close up showing the variety of road transport employed by the GWR for cartage at Hockley in 1940
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Close up showing the variety of road transport employed by the GWR for cartage at Hockley in 1940
Although this view is thought to have been taken in 1927 the most remarkable thing is that not one lorry is in sight
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Although this view is thought to have been taken in 1927 the most remarkable thing is that not one lorry is in sight
View of the new Top shed's cartage area and the canopy erected over No 1 platform to provide protection
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View of the new Top shed's cartage area and the canopy erected over No 1 platform to provide protection
View of Hockley's Middle Gate adjacent to the Inwards shed, now Bottom shed, seen in the middle 1960s
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View of Hockley's Middle Gate adjacent to the Inwards shed, now Bottom shed, seen in the middle 1960s

The old Inwards shed, now known as the Bottom shed, seen from the Pitsford Street side of the depot
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The old Inwards shed, now known as the Bottom shed, seen from the Pitsford Street side of the depot
View from ground level of the tunnel which led under the railway to the passenger station circa 1967
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John Davies
View from ground level of the tunnel which led under the railway to the passenger station circa 1967
View looking along the length of Icknield Street as it passes under Hockley station and goods yard in the 1960s
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View looking along the length of Icknield Street as it passes under Hockley station and goods yard in the 1960s
GWR Chain Horse helping another horse with a loaded flat trolley up the slope from Hockley Goods Station
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GWR Chain Horse helping another horse with a loaded flat trolley up the slope from Hockley Goods Station
A GWR Karrier Cob Mechanical Horse acting as the 'Chain Horse' in Pitsford Street with a two horse tilt van
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A GWR Karrier Cob Mechanical Horse acting as the 'Chain Horse' in Pitsford Street with a two horse tilt van

A Great Western Railway two horse tilt van in Hockley Goods Station driven by Mr Jack Jackson
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A Great Western Railway two horse tilt van in Hockley Goods Station driven by Mr Jack Jackson
The 25 ton Goliath travelling gantry crane at Hockley Goods Yard unloading a transformer from bogie boiler trolley
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The 25 ton Goliath travelling gantry crane at Hockley Goods Yard unloading a transformer from bogie boiler trolley
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The 25 ton Goliath travelling gantry crane spanned two sidings and adjacent cart roadways in the Round yard
An exceptional load publicity shot taken in Hockley Goods Yard published in November 1933
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An exceptional load publicity shot taken in Hockley Goods Yard published in November 1933
A Great Western Railway wagon label for the ‘Station truck’ No 723, starting at Birmingham Hockley Goods Yard
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A GWR wagon label for the ‘Station truck’ No 723, starting at Birmingham Hockley Goods Yard

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Second World War Damage, Repairs and Rebuilding

View from Pitsford Street of the damage to Hockley's offices caused by the air raid on 12th December 1940
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View from Pitsford Street of the damage to Hockley's offices caused by the air raid on 12th December 1940
View looking towards Birmingham showing the extensive damage suffered by the main office block
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View looking towards Birmingham showing the extensive damage suffered by the main office block
View of the work being carried to repair the bomb damage to the offices and Top shed on 15th May 1941
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View of the work being carried to repair the bomb damage to the offices and Top shed on 15th May 1941
An 11th August 1941 view showing the offices are still being repaired whilst the 'Top' shed is now complete
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An 11th August 1941 view showing the offices are still being repaired whilst the 'Top' shed is now complete
The main offices on 11th August 1943 showing the rebuilding work some twenty months after the air raid
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The main offices on 11th August 1943 showing the rebuilding work some twenty months after the air raid

The new Amenities Block located in the north-west corner of the goods yard between 'Top' shed and Pitsfield Street
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The new Amenities Block sited in the north-west corner of the goods yard between 'Top' shed and Pitsfield Street
View showing Hockley's rebuilt main office block and balcony prior to the closure of the yard in 1967
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View showing Hockley's rebuilt main office block and balcony prior to the closure of the yard in 1967
View of the rebuilt entrance to Hockley's bonded store as seen from Pitsford Street in the 1960s
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View of the rebuilt entrance to Hockley's bonded store as seen from Pitsford Street in the 1960s

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Hockley Depot's Offices

An internal view of the Comptometer Office based within Hockley's main offices adjacent to the' Farm'
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An internal view of the Comptometer Office based within Hockley's main offices adjacent to the' Farm'
An interior view of the new elevated Invoicing Office seen shortly after its completion on 2nd May 1939
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An interior view of the new elevated Invoicing Office seen shortly after its completion on 2nd May 1939
An internal view of Hockley's Invoicing and Staff Office seen in 1967 just prior to its closure
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An internal view of Hockley's Invoicing and Staff Office seen in 1967 just prior to its closure
An internal view of the staff section of the Invoicing Office which was kept discrete from other activities
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An internal view of the staff section of the Invoicing Office which was kept discrete from other activities
A 1967 internal view of the Chief Clerk's Office which was situated within the new elevated Invoice Office
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A 1967 internal view of the Chief Clerk's Office which was situated within the new elevated Invoice Office

An internal view of the Delivery Office located at the Icknield Street end of Hockley's main office block
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An internal view of the Delivery Office located at the Icknield Street end of Hockley's main office block
Another internal view of the Delivery Office located adjacent to the Bottom Shed shortly before closure in 1967
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Another internal view of the Delivery Office located adjacent to the Bottom Shed shortly before closure in 1967
An internal view of Hockley's Correspondence Office seen in 1967 shortly before its closure
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An internal view of Hockley's Correspondence Office seen in 1967 shortly before its closure
A 1967 internal view of the clerical dining room located on the top floor of Hockley's rebuilt main offices
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A 1967 internal view of the clerical dining room located on the top floor of Hockley's rebuilt main offices
An internal view of the canteen for wages grade staff located on the top floor of Hockley's rebuilt main offices
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An internal view of the canteen for wages grade staff located on the top floor of Hockley's rebuilt main offices

Internal view of Hockley's Document Store used to store current consignment notes and invoices circa 1967
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Internal view of Hockley's Document Store used to store current consignment notes and invoices circa 1967
An internal view of Hockley's last Account's Office which was located adjacent to the Main Offices
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An internal view of Hockley's last Account's Office which was located adjacent to the Main Offices
An internal view of Hockley's kitchen serving the the two dining rooms on the top floor of Hockley's office block
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An internal view of Hockley's kitchen serving the the two dining rooms on the top floor of Hockley's office block

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GWR Publications on Railhead Distribution

Booklet giving information on the GWR's new service of 'Railhead Distribution for Speed and Satisfaction'
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Booklet giving information on the GWR's new service of 'Railhead Distribution for Speed and Satisfaction'
Flyer advertising the GWR's new service of 'Railhead Distribution for Speed and Satisfaction'
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GWR Magazine
Flyer advertising the GWR's new service of 'Railhead Distribution for Speed and Satisfaction'
Map showing locations covered by the GWR's new Railhead Distribution for Speed and Satisfaction service
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Map showing locations covered by the GWR's new Railhead Distribution for Speed and Satisfaction service

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Maps of Hockley Goods Depot

A 1914 Ordnance Survey map showing most of Hockley depot and the Inwards and the Outwards sheds
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A 1914 Ordnance Survey map showing most of Hockley depot and the Inwards and the Outwards sheds
A 1914 map showing Hockley's extensive goods yard and shed facilities for the Soho Canal Branch
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Ordnance Survey
A 1914 map showing Hockley's extensive goods yard and shed facilities for the Soho Canal Branch
Close up of the 1914 Ordance Survey map showing the layoutof the canal wharf and Hockley's sidings
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Ordnance Survey
Close up of the 1914 Ordance Survey map showing the layoutof the canal wharf and Hockley's sidings
Close up of map showing All Saints Street and the canal wharf's two road wagon hoist adjacent to the church
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Ordnance Survey
Close up of map showing All Saints Street and the canal wharf's two road wagon hoist adjacent to the church
Map showing the juxtaposition of Hockley Goods Depot in relation to the surrounding streets
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Andy Doherty
Map showing the juxtaposition of Hockley Goods Depot in relation to the surrounding streets

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Hockley Station (18) Hockley Goods Yard (109)