‘The Stratford Upon Avon & Midland Junction Railway’ (or S.M.J.) was a small independent railway company which ran a line across the empty, untouched centre of England. It visited the counties of Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, Oxfordshire and a little of Buckinghamshire, only existing as the SMJ from 1909 to 1923. In 1923 the S.M.J.became a minor arm of the London Midland and Scottish (L.M.S.), then in 1948 'British Railways'
Gone but not forgotten: "the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth"
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Welcome to the Towcester and
District Local History Society website
The town of Towcester (pop 9,000) lies
100km (60 miles) north of London, England in rural
Northamptonshire. It is the oldest town in the county with evidence
of stone age and iron age settlements and was once an important
Roman town, called Lactodurum lying at the junction of Watling
Street, the Roman road from Dover to Ch…
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