Memories of the Hayling Billy

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Wedding - Sgt Brian Brown and his wife Shirley on their wedding day

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Here’s a shot from the halcyon days of the Hayling Billy line from Havant to the golden beaches of Hayling Island.

The line closed in 1963, but for a few minutes of pure nostalgia here is a marvellous film tracking the journey from Havant station to the seaside.

The Hayling Billy gets up steam in the 1960s

The Hayling Billy gets up steam in the 1960s