LUTTERWORTH RAILWAY STATION

Lutterworth Railway Station opened: 15th March 1899 The Railway Station was located in Station Road.

Great Central Railway owned Lutterworth Railway Station at the time of opening 

Lutterworth Railway Station closed 5th May 1969. at the time of closing British Rail the owned Lutterworth Railway Station

Lutterworth was a a typical Great Central London Extension station with an island

platform. The access was from beneath a bridge over a bridleway at the end of Station Road

from where steps led up to the booking office at the south end of the platform.

 

The goods yard was sited on the down side of the line alongside the station and had an unusually large signalbox. The additional capacity in the lever frame indicated that the goods yard was expecting to have extra sidings added, these never came.

The station closed  May 1966. The site of the goods yard is now occupied by Boundary

Road and the station site is occupied by a housing estate (Marylebone Drive and Faringdon

Avenue).

An overgrown remnant of the platform survives on the bridge at the south end of the station. The bricked up entrance also survived beneath the bridge. The stationmaster's house at the end of Station Road is now in private occupation.

Lutterworth Museum have on display a working model of Lutterworth Railway Station which also shows Vedonis works which was the first factory on the Leicester Road and was one of the town’s major employers for many years. 

The factory owned by George Spencer - hosiery at a boom time for the industry, it soon became one of the major employers in Lutterworth. 

During World War II, the factory was used to produce munitions.

 

One of his lasting gifts to the town was the land for the cricket club. He also donated land to the hospital and gave land to the town for recreational purposes. 

1946 George Spencer died and his ashes were scattered in the gardens of Auburn Place.

1947 British Industries Fair Advert for "Vedonis" underwear, specialised knitwear and knitted fabrics. Sole Manufacturers of "Vedonis" Underwear Vests, Combinations, "Slimfit" Knickers, Briefs, Panties, "Vedonis" Patented "Tuplex" Underwear. "Vedoknit" Utility Underwear. "Vedonis" Specialised Knitwear Dressing Gowns, Housecoats, Knitted-Velvet, Cardigans, Pullovers, Jackets, etc.

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