Thank you to Philip Drury (At School 1966 -73) for sending in his reworking of Adlestrop by Edward Thomas which reflects his memories of travelling to/from Sheppey on the train.
Yes.I remember Swale Halt
The name.Because one morning
Of frost the London train drew up there
Unwontedly. It was late January
The engine growled.Someone cleared his throat.
No one left and no one came
On the bare platform.What I saw
Was Swale Halt-only a name.
And sedges,soft rush and reeds
Unruly tufts and tussocks dry.
No whit less still and lonely fair
Than the high cloudlets in the sky
And for that minute hen harriers skirmished
Close by and round them mistier
Farther and farther all the estuarine
Birds of Kent and Essex.