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Elford Station

THE STATION IN YEARS PAST WAS THE VILLAGE LIFELINE
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The station was situated about a mile from the village along the A513 towards Alrewas and was the villages main contact with the towns only local trains stopped at the station but it was possible to go to Burton or Derby in one direction or Tamworth or Birmingham in the other and from the mainline stations to anywhere in the country there was also a goods yard (it can still be seen) where coal and other goods for the surounding villages were kept the royal mail to and from the village came and went by train and the mail was distibuted by the local post office,newspapers came in the same way and the milk from the farms left from there
ELFORD STATION
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JUST AFTER ITS CLOSURE
The poem below goes with the photo above
STATIONED AT ELFORD
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I can't believe you'd leave me!
Did you really have to go
On that fast train to somewhere
That I don't even know?
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I'm so lonely here without you,
Though quite content to wait,
With utmost faith in your return;
Oh, I hope your trains not late.
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I trust you won't face danger.
There's so much that I can do
When by your side to keep you safe.
Please, because of me, take care of you.
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This poem was written by 
  EVELYN ROWE
Tamworth Writers Group