Whitlock's End was opened by the GWR thirteen years after 'grouping' in 1936 as
'Whitlock's End Halt' - although this apparently is contrary to the GWR's naming convention of using
the suffix 'platform' as opposed to 'halt'. Unlike many stations covered by this site, the sparsely
facilitied Whitlock's End is not so as the result of demolition of original buildings - it has always
consisted of next-to-nothing. Above-we see the entrance to the Birmingham platform on Tilehouse Lane.
Above-left we see the whole station from Tilehouse Lane bridge looking in the direction of
Stratford and Henley-in-Arden. The bus shelters on the Birmingham and Stratford platforms replaced GWR windowless wooden
bus shelters of comparable size. Such was the lack of expense lavished on this station, the platform edges were railway
sleepers - these were in existence well into the 1960s (and possible beyond) according to a photograph I saw
recently. Above-right we are in the 'Park and Ride' car park off Tilehouse Lane looking at the entrance to the
Above-left we have just entered the Stratford platform and are looking in the direction of
Birmingham through the Tilehouse Lane bridge. Above-right we are in the same spot as the previous image but looking
in the direction of Stratford and Henley-in-Arden.