Brian Morris remembers the gas lamps at Edge Hill station

Resource Type: Audio | Posted on 2nd November 2012 by Liam Physick

Brian Morris talks about the glow from the gas lamps at Edge Hill station, something he especially liked, and how communication were sent, presumably to signalboxes, by Morse code

Interviewee: Brian Morris

Interviewee Gender: Male

Interview Transcript

Brian: What was a lovely thing also was, I couldn’t remember where else, the gas lamps on the stations, there was something, there was always a nice glow about a gas lamp, you see, it’s a softer light, and it, I know it doesn’t go the full light, but they tended to give a, sort of, a pool of light, and then it went dark . . .

Unknown man: Yeah.

Brian: . . . and then there was a pool of light, and of course they were all lit by gas light and, in here, they used to communicate with somebody by a Morse tapper, if you’re just a little boy here walking up and down, you’d hear it going “click, click, click, click”, and I thought he was sending messages to the signalboxes.

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