Exmouth's own Berlin Wall

PUBLISHED: 16:25 18 October 2008 | UPDATED: 09:49 10 June 2010

REGARDING a recent letter about a viaduct or two too far perhaps?" Is Mrs Squire not mistaken about a railway track running along the top of the Halsdon Road embankment? My wife, Hazel, formerly Vanstone, was born in Egremont Road during WWII and there

REGARDING a recent letter about "a viaduct or two too far perhaps?" Is Mrs Squire not mistaken about a railway track running along the top of the Halsdon Road embankment? My wife, Hazel, formerly Vanstone, was born in Egremont Road during WWII and there was certainly no bank there then. The estuary views and sunsets were quite often totally stunning from road level in Halsdon Road. Did the Exeter tracks and Budleigh Salterton tracks not run together for some distance from the station before splitting? When we returned to Exmouth during the 1970s, an aunt used to refer to the embankment as The Berlin Wall!Bob Wilks, 4 Curlew Road, Porthcawl