top of page


Blackford Historical Society maintains an extensive archive of historical photographs relating to the village, its people and the surrounding area.

The gallery below shows a thumbnail copy of the photograph (click on the thumbnail to open a larger image) and a textual description with any information we know about the subjects. We would welcome any comments or additional information relating to each photograph to help us complete our records.

Phase 3 of development of the Highland Spring Railfreight Terminal was to see the arrival of a Kone RTG (Rubber Tyred Gantry) crane in a kit of parts, and was progressively pieced together over the months from May to the end of July 2022.  The crane is designed for lifting loading, lifting and stacking operations within the Highland Spring Railfreight Terminal. This crane is a first of its type being electrically powered and borne on rubber tyres for smoothness and quiet operation.  This is a record of the undertakings over this period.

Please contact the Society Secretary here with any information or if you would like to enquire about the cost for high resolution copies of some of the photographs. Please quote both the number and the title so we know which photo you are referring to.

bottom of page