For it was at Wolferton that the Royal
Families Railway Station used to be, a station which unfortunately is no
longer in operation having closed during the 1960s. The station
was first opened in 1862 after Queen Victoria had purchased her son the
Sandringham Estate as a Norfolk retreat. This became Edward VIIs means of
transport up to Norfolk along with his guests and family. The station used
to contain a suite of elegant reception rooms, where the royal family and
their visitors would wait for transportation up to the Sandringham Estate.
Generations of the royal families as well as many crown heads of Europe
used to use the line.
The Royal Station captured the heart of Sir John Betjeman as he travelled from King's Lynn to Hunstanton. He described it as "different from all other stations in England". After its closure the station initially became a museum, then a private residence that now sits in sleepy solitude in wonderful countryside where golden pheasant roam. In summer months the village of Wolferton numbers swell not just with visitors but with scarecrows as Wolferton holds its annual Scarecrow Festival.
For refreshment the Wolferton Social Club serves drinks and coffee. For nature lovers there is the RSPB Reserve at Snettisham and on the villages doorstep the Dersingham Bog National Nature Reserve at Dersingham.
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