What it Looks Like Today: Bolham Halt
Today we decided to go and have a look at Bolham Halt,to see if anything still remains of the halt that was built in 1928.Many times I have driven past Bolham,either on my way to Tiverton or to Knightshayes and I've rarely given it a second glance,but that's a mistake,as it is actually a rather pretty little village.
Many people don't know that the main road used to actually go through Bolham,before the road layout was changed,so as to bypass the village.
As you drive into Bolham,you can't help but see the impressive rail bridge,that dominates the centre of the village.Like most of the bridges that I have seen on the line,it is well built,very sturdy and in excellent condition considering that it hasn't been used for over 50 years.The red creeper on it really makes it stand out as well.When you and look up at the bridge,you can easily imagine the Tivvy Bumper puffing along the top,with the driver looking out at the halt hoping that there are no passengers waiting,so that he doesn't have to stop and lose the momentum he's built up.
Click on the buttons to switch between how it used to look and how it looks today.
After parking up in Bolham,we had a walk around the village.The "we" on this occasion was myself Christine and my eldest boy,Cai who was still on his holidays.The village has many interesting buildings,including the Old Chapel house and the Old Post Office.Years ago I remember stopping off at this post office to buy something,as it also sold groceries,I think I bought beer and cigarettes...oh the good old days! Anyway,it's gone like many little post offices and shops.Amusingly though,there is still some trade going on in Bolham in the old red telephone box.Here you can buy books and pay for them in the honesty box.Yes there are still places where people are honest and it doesn't surprise me that Bolham is one of those places.