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Tickets


When the railway first opened, an unusual type of ticket was used. The name of the issuing station was printed at the top of the ticket with remaining stations in order below. If a passenger was not travelling the whole distance, the conductor would cut the ticket off below the destination station and keep the lower portion.


From 1907, tickets were printed by Williamson of Ashton-under-Lyne on thick paper/thin card.


From Col Stephen's time, Edmondson type tickets were used (thick card) but the earlier type continued in use.


The following markings were overprinted in red:


D      = Day return

HDR  = Half day return

P      = Privilege return (approx ¼ of ordinary return)

T&S  = Thurs and Sat afternoon excursions

W     = Workmen


A  large blue X was printed on the return half. Some tickets were marked Up and Down, some Outward and Return, some Rail Car and some Car A and Car B. There were special tickets for dogs (3d) and cycles (6d).


Tickets were even printed for remote minor halts such as Ham Lane (see below).


More detailed information can be found in the books by Christopher Redwood or Colin Maggs. See Books page …


Some examples from the WC&P Railway Group collection are shown below.

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Cheap Day Return ticket

 Railcar excursion

Cheap Day Return

Date stamp on rear: 28 Feb 1940

Excursion by Railcar

Printed by Williamson on thick paper

Excursion ticket

Workmen's ticket

Excursion Clevedon to Weston

Thick paper – rear is blank

Workman's ticket

Date stamp on rear: 6 March 1040

Excursion return ticket

Excursion return ticket

Excursion return

Printed by Williamson on thick paper

Excursion return

Printed by Williamson on thick paper

Excursion ticket - Thurs & Sat

Excursion return ticket

Excursion ticket - Thurs and Sat

Date stamp on rear: 10 Sept 1938

Excursion return from Ham Lane

Brian Halford collection