A station that has changed much over the years. Dymchurch used to be quite busy at one time; trains used to shuttle here from Hythe with holiday makers destined for this resort.
The town still offers a very seaside experience; sandy beach, fun-fair, kiosks, shops, cafes and so on. You can also see Martello Towers, built as part of the coastal defences aimed to repel Napoleon and his troops.
The church here features in the novels of Russel Thorndyke, who created the smuggling vicar Dr Syn. Walt Disney made a film featuring Patrick McGooghan as the Doctor. Other, earlier British films were made and one featured dear old George Cole.
There is still one siding at Dymchurch, but long gone is the turntable, signal box and main sidings. The footbridge used to span the sidings as well as the through lines but it still features the Gents toilets in its pillars, originally designed by Henry Greenly in 1926.
During the war and army requisitioning of the line, the armoured train was kept near here and the station buildings became the COs office and billet.
The last few years has seen Dymchurch station receive modifications and refurbishment, and as all trains stop here, it is worth spending some time in the locality.
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