Withcall, Railway Station, Platform Edging
In the nineteenth century the edges of railway platforms were usually made of hard blue coping bricks, as shown here at Withcall station on the Bardney to Louth line (completed 1876).
Similar bricks made by Joseph Hamblet of West Bromwich were also used in station buildings, bridges and other railway structures at many Lincolnshire lines built in this period.
For example, they are seen on the Midland and Great Northern Railway between Bourne and Little Bytham, constructed in the period 1890-93.
The platforms on this line were reconstructed some time after the GNR bought the line from the original company.
Ken Redmore, 2009
Withcall, railway station, platform edging, Joseph Hamblet,