Mountain wrote:... It does look small for a station building but they came in all sizes and shapes.
Well, Bayford was very tiny when the original station was built, in the early twentieth century. Even now in that area there are locations where you wouldn't for a moment guess that Trafalgar Square is only eighteen miles distant. (Especially during this spring's hiatus, with no flights to speak of out of Stansted and Luton.)
A few miles South is 'The Great Wood' to which location in a past time all Hertfordshire schoolchildren were transported for a week during year 3 and made to live under canvas sleeping on straw stuffed palliases, and subsist largely on sausages, baked beans and baked potato washed down with cocoa. Water and all food supplies had to be fetched from a central base using handcarts, and all the work done by the children with guidance from the teaching staff on a 'what you don't do, doesn't happen' basis. Most of the time we played wide games in the woods with some nature study.
The coaches employed to ferry the pupils took a roundabout route to get you 'lost' - I had no idea where we were, but it was only six miles from home. Fabulous fun. (My future wife on her stay won best camper award for her extreme dedication to latrine cleaning.)