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Posted by Kim Winter, Wednesday 15th August, 2012

Happy 150th birthday to Herne Hill Station!

On Saturday 25 August the Herne Hill Society will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of Herne Hill Station.

In 1862, the year the Ashby family moved their milling operations from Brixton to Mitcham, Herne Hill Station opened as part of the inaugural services to Victoria run by the London, Chatham & Dover Railway.

The station's frontage was listed Grade II by English Heritage in 1998 as a fine example of mid-Victorian railway architecture.

Interestingly, in the 1870s, direct express trains linked Herne Hill and Dover, taking less time than the present-day journey, which requires a change of trains at St Pancras or Bromley South.

The Herne Hill Society is inviting everyone to join them at 2.30pm outside the station on 25 August for short talks and a toast to the station, followed by a history and heritage walk around Herne Hill.