Former trainstation. Sjöholmen. Time of functioning: 1917-1971

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Comments (11)

birgitof on January 25, 2011

Peter, this is a great shot, showing us a little bit of the past, where our grannies live a special life! I hope you can realize much info's about and I w'll wait for a good story! Meanwhile my LIKE+YS!

Best wishes and a good evening, Birgit :-)

Beth Costa on January 26, 2011

Excelente registro. Like. Saudações amigas!

Sue Mecklenburg on January 26, 2011

HI Peter, I would love to know the story behind your photo, but unfortuantely and sadly, I have never been to Sweden. A wonderful place I am sure. like Greetings from Texas, Sue

thor@odin™ on January 27, 2011

Thank you so much dear Birgit your enthusiasm has lead me to dig into the old archives :) I have found out that in the beginning of the 20th century here was a bustling workplace nearby (you can still see the peat areas if you scroll the satellite picture away from the lake) yes: it was (is) a peat industry and the house you see in my picture was the small haltning place on the main railway line Malmö-Stockholm and here was on the other side of the main tracks a narrow gauge peat railway ending. So now I can imagine there was once here a small restaurant where the peat workers could have a pint and maybe a fight after the tough work hours :) I hope somebody can confirm this or correct :)) Good morning to you in beautiful Italy, Peter

Thank you so much dear Beth for your visit and like, Peter

Well dear Sue you have still the possibility to explore Sweden I'm sure you would not be disappointed :)) Thanks for your faithful interesting comments and I hope you enjoyed my account from the past above :) Thanks a lot for your like and may your Texan day be full of sun and joy, Peter

ANTON CRUZ on January 30, 2011

Wonderful architecture. Lovely swedish winter. LK3 Best wishes sent your way from Anton.

schwarzwälderin on January 30, 2011

für den besuch danke, hinter diesem Haus stehen sehr viele Erinnerungen und Geschichten, dass Haus ist ein Traum Liebe Grüßle kirsten

birgitof on January 30, 2011

Dear Peter, which kindest work you did in order to let us know the history of your great shot! I thank you a lot for so interesting details about the old workplace of the peat industry, which does always work, I read! Certainly, it was a restaurant, seeing the type of the house-construction. Yes, I see always the red fields of the peat, can we say fields, or no? My compliments and have a nice sunday afternoon,

ciao, Birgit :-)

thor@odin™ on February 4, 2011

Dear Anton Thank you so much! Best wishes, Peter

Du hast es so schön eingenommen Kirsten Danke dir so sehr für deinen Besuch und Worte! LG, Peter

Thank you so much for coming back to learn more here liebe Birgit...Wünsche dir ein schönes Wochenende! LG, Peter

Thanks a lot Margaritha for your encouraging words, Peter

Joen Cyprian on February 16, 2011

Hello! I'm not at all sure that the building in the picture has to do with the construction of the Stockholm-Malmö railway system (built in the 1850s). I myself grew up in this area and have always been told that the building is the old dance hall in Sjöholmen. Until the 1950s there were similar dance courses and community parks in every village.These could vary greatly in appearance and maby this dance course, as already discussed, also had a cafe, pub or restaurant. I hope that this information has been of any help.

danpette on August 10, 2011

This building is definitly the old railway station of Sjöholmen. It was built in 1917-19 with an open summer waiting room. (Earlier here was a loading dock from 1888.) It was closed down in 1971. The dance hall of Sjöholmen stood nearby and was well known in the whole of the region Skane, but it burned down in the early 1970s. (My mother used to work there as a waitress when I was young.) The empty station building was bought by a man who wanted to transform it to a summer cafeteria in the early 1990s. I had just bought my house in Sjöholmen and saw him work on the building every day for months, but then the town architekt of Eslöv decided that the building was a historical monument and therefore couldn't be changed. So he had to undo all his work and now it is totally in disrepair.

thor@odin™ on August 11, 2011

Joan and danpette Thank you so much for adding value to this poor building! Best wishes, Peter

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