SideTracked - Hove Traditional Geocache
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This is a resurrected cache. You're looking for a standard magnetic nano container, which is magnetically stashed under a mini bench, which in itself has been an object of fascination for me at times.
The station you can see beyond the footbridge is not the original Hove station. The original is now closed and was turned into Holland Road Halt (due to its location at the top of Holland Road), when this station stole its name.
That wasn't the only name change that this station went through. It opened in 1865 as Cliftonville. It was later renamed to West Brighton and then to Hove and West Brighton, until 1895 when they settled on the modern name.
The station is grade II listed and comprises of buildings from different years, but all from the late 19th century (different websites state different years)! The original building is the white Tuscan Villa-style building, to the East of the site. The main building - to the west followed along later and lastly was the canopy, or porte-cochère that covers the main entrance, which was pinched from London Victoria, who no longer needed it!
Hove Station in around 1913.
The picture below is taken on the approach to Hove Station, over Sackville Road.
Full steam ahead!
Credit to the Regency Society for the photos!
There is a nano container inside the cache for the FTF.
Parking: You can park nearby, but it is paid-for parking, so a quick cache and dash is recommended.
Fvg ba gur orapu naq srry haqrearngu, va gur zvqqyr.
Yvnoyr gb orvat zbirq gubhtu.