|Wivenhoe Station Garden|
Wivenhoe was already an active port for Colchester as vessels too large to dock at Hythe ran lighters to and from the Hythe from Wivenhoe. This was time consuming, hard work and expensive. The river was deepened in 1854 which meant Wivenhoe began to decline as a port.
The new branch line established Wivenhoe as a yacht building centre in 1870s and also as a major packing centre for oysters and sprats which arrived at the wharf in the Wivenhoe Smacks.
|Wivenhoe from the other side of the River Colne.|
On Friday 6th may a single track opened and carried six passenger trains a day between Wivnehoe and Colchester. By October the shareholders were celebrating the line's success. It had already carried 11575 passengers and 1460 tons of goods, mostly fish.
|Lady Mayor of Wivenhoe in Victorian costume.|
|Wivenhoe Station in 1950s.|
|Wivenhoe Quay today.|
|1945 -Wivenhoe Quay.|