These historical photographs and documents relating to Spetisbury station and surroundings are shown here for your interest and enjoyment. Visit the station history page for a full history of the station including tales from the railway, or see the gallery for recent views of the station.

Ivo Peters Collection

If you are familiar with the Somerset & Dorset railway, then you probably know the name Ivo Peters. Of the many photographers who recorded the line when in operation, Ivo is perhaps the best known, and his superb black & white still images and colour ciné film cover most aspects of the line. Although Ivo never actually visited Spetisbury station as far as we can tell, he did take photographs nearby and we are grateful to his son Julian Peters for allowing us to reproduce these images from The Ivo Peters Collection, most of which have not been published before. Thanks also to Mike Arlett for scanning these images for us, but please note that as shown below they have been cropped to fit the format of the website.

S&DRT Collection

We are grateful to the Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust for providing these images from their extensive photographic collection.


S&DJR signalling diagram dated 1901
Southern Railway station plan dated 1923


extract from the staff list from the early days of Spetisbury station