South of Baghill, Pontefract
view taken from the western side of the line near to the present
Carleton Glen estate looking across to Baghill on the sky-line. Behind
the smoke is Grovetown and the field in front is now Ashleigh Avenue.
The station is situated in the centre background and the Castle hill to
the left. Just discernible behind the right hand signal post is the
Mission hut that stood on the wide verge near Grovetown Bridge and the
field behind it is now occupied by Gent’s factory. The harmoniam at
the Mission hut was often played by Fred Bramham who was a local postman
and seemed to be attracted to mission chapels as he also played at
Newgate Methodist Chapel and at Halfpenny Lane Methodist Chapel.
Photograph copyright © Peter Cookson