Richard Hardy, known by many as Dick Hardy, has had an illustrious career on the railway. He first fell love in with trains as a child, watching them at Amersham station in the 1930s. He was an apprentice in Doncaster and 40 years later was a divisional manager for British Railways. He has written extensively on the railway and his own memories. He created a unique and valuable collection of photographs of railwayman from the 1930s onwards, some of which are on this site.
CLICK ON THE ARROWS BELOW TO HEAR SHORT RECORDED MEMORIES
- Station staff in the 1930s (pt 1) R1_0009
- Station staff in the 1930s (pt 2) R1_0009
- The Whistle R1_0010
Now in his 70s, Ian spent his entire career with London Transport on the Metropolitan Line. He worked as a member of the station staff, ending up as an inspector. He spent some time at Amersham and recalls life and incidents in those earlier days.
“A better selection of shops then it’s got today” is what George thinks of Amersham. As he has been a resident since 1932, he is probably well qualified to say so!
- Electrification of the line R1_0054