Dawley and Stirchley Station
Dawley and Stirchley station in 1932. The addition of Dawley to the station name was carried out by the LMS in 1923.
Dawley and Stirchley in April 1955
Dawley and Stirchley with Fowler tank Number 40058 bearing chalked farewell messages on the Wellington-Coalport train on 31st May 1952, the last day of passenger services.
‘G2’ class 0-8-0 Number 49276 on a down goods at Stirchley in August 1954.
Watkiss, Coal merchants
It was W. P. Watkiss & Co. Two brothers, Bill & Miles with Miles' sons Geoff (orJeff) & Nev delivering.
In later years another son used to deliver, but I can't recall his name. They delivered my fuel for many years.
Ref: Vera Rose Chetwood: FB
The section from Stirchley to Coalport was closed in December 1960. The rest of the line lingered on, with W. P. Watkins & Co. Ltd. still receiving coal at Dawley and Stirchley, but in 1964 the remnant of the branch was deemed to have no further use and on 6th July it was finally laid to rest.Coalport Branch Railway