With regards to the signalman at Ashburton Grove on the day a railway friend and myself visited the box back in the summer of 1971 yes Clem was his name that Dave said his name was. With regards to the actual visit to the Ashburton Grove box I was only thinking about it again the other day I believe we both must have just walked off the station platform at Finsbury Park and took a stroll down to the box without wearing any yellow jackets and just wandering around the railway and crossing 'open roads' especially the Down Canonbury line and the Up Goods line at Ashburton Grove box and then taking a close look at the box it's self and taking a photograph before inviting ourselves into the box and chatting with the signalman and taking another photograph in side the box!. Nowadays if anyone was to do that they would have the police helicopter up above and flying around Finsbury Park plus the railway MOM along with the British Transport Police running along the side of the railway chasing those couple of trespassers!!.thesignalman wrote: ↑Tue Jul 13, 2021 10:13 am Hi Mickey,
According to the thread about the "Ashburton Grove Pullman" the gentleman you and Dave mentioned was "Clem" which is certainly a name I recall from the patch but I'm sure it wasn't he at Asburton Grove when i was working at Holloway South Up in 1972/3. The odd thing is that my memory is telling me that this particular Creek (who we, naturally, called Creaky!) was a fixture at Ashburton Grove for many years. So something doesn't quite follow there, which just shows how memory can convince you of the impossible. It is nigh on fifty years ago!
By the way those two photographs taken at Ashburton Grove box are still posted on this forum just look under Ashburton Grove box in 1971.
With regards to the Creek brothers Harry Fitzgerald at Welwyn Garden City mentioned them a couple of times because Harry was at Wood Green No.1 and Wood Green Tunnel box at past times before being at WGC in the 1960s.