Question #130106. Asked by Baloo55th.
Last updated Dec 01 2017.
Originally posted Mar 21 2013 3:27 PM.
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sportsherald 12 year member
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I haven't found an "authoritative" source, but a rather amusing thread at http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/history/10189914.Digging_up_the_past/ provides this theory: "In 1631 a bloke called Ralph Allanson owned approx 320 acres of land and a fishery on the tees...the land covered Egglescliffe, Aislaby and surrounding land this would locate the station at the west side of his manor
Therefore I reckon there's a good chance the name comes from there"
Some other fanciful theories are also provided in the same thread.
Response last updated by satguru on Dec 01 2017.
Mar 22 2013, 12:23 AM
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Baloo55th 20 year member
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Thanks for that - fascinating thread for anyone here who knows the area (interesting if they don't...). I've been through Allens West quite a few times and can't even recall the trains I was on stopping there. apparently it's got one per hour at present (each way). I must have got the 'expresses'.