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Carnarvon Arms and Teversal Station

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"About one hundred metres down the road, as you look ahead of us here you can see the Carnarvon Arms which dates back to the middle of the eighteenth century. In the early 1900s DH Lawrence was actually seen sitting in the pub on several occasions making many notes, and for those of you that know little about DH Lawrence he wrote his book Lady Chatterley’s Lover based upon Teversal, and as we look at Teversal Manor, that is the home of Lady Chatterley. Now behind us, on the opposite side of the bridge where we are now standing was the former station house. The last of the station masters was a gentleman called Louis Zelligman, a grand old gentleman who died around 2006. When we go along the track north from here, we can see the site of the old station platform and on that platform is a seat dedicated to Louis. At this point, where the seat is, it is rested upon an imitation of the old platform. However not all of it is imitation because the front kerbstones were the actual kerbstones that were on the original platform. Now, just before this platform was constructed they found that the old platform had just been pushed over the embankment and rested at the bottom of the hill, so the workmen were able to retrieve many of the original materials."