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Eastville, Railway Station
Eastville, Railway Station
Eastville, Railway Station

This station, on the East Lincolnshire Railway line across the East Fen was opened in 1848.

Although the railway is still in use (Boston to Skegness line), Eastville Station was closed to passengers in 1961 and to goods traffic in 1964.

Postcard, 1930s

Eastville, railway station
Eastville, Railway Station
Eastville, Railway Station
Eastville, Railway Station

East Ville station, between Firsby and Boston, opened in 1848.

Originally named East Ville & New Leake, it changed its name to East Ville in 1952. This is one of those occasional stations that the railway companies insisted on a slightly different name from that of the village it served.  The two words can be seen on the signal box in this 1971 view. The village was always Eastville locally.

On 11 September 1961 it was one of 25 rural stations in the County that lost its passenger trains, but goods trains continued to call until 1964.

Trains between Boston and Skegness still pass the site but the signal box and traditional crossing gates have gone.

Peter Grey Archive, 1971

Eastville, railway station, New Leake
Eastville, St Jude
Eastville, St Jude
Eastville, St Jude

St Judeís Mission Room, with war memorial and Womenís Institute, Eastville.

Postcard, 1930s

Eastville, St Jude mission room, Women's Institute
Eastville, St Paul
Eastville, St Paul
Eastville, St Paul

St Paulís Church, Eastville. Two miles to the north of the station. Yellow mixed with red brick. Architect John C. Carter.  Consecrated in 1840.

Postcard, 1930s

Eastville, St Paul, John C Carter
Eastville, Wheatsheaf public house
Eastville, Wheatsheaf public house
Eastville, Wheatsheaf public house

Looking north at the junction of the Fodder Dyke and the Spilsby Road (about a quarter of a mile west of the railway station).

The Wheatsheaf pub is to the left of the photograph.

Postcard, 1930s

Eastville, New Leake, Wheatsheaf public house