(Photo courtesy Jim Type, copyright C L Caddy Collection)
One of the hardest S&D stations to get pictures of is Wells Priory Road, and even this one doesn't actually show the station. Befitting its status as a city - even if it is England's smallest - Wells once had three stations. Now it doesn't even have one!
Wells S&D was at the end of a branch from Glastonbury, running rather against the flow of traffic, which probably explains its early closure in 1953. Of course Wells kept a passenger service on its other line, the Yatton to Witham Friary line. for another 10 or 11 years.
Wells will of course need trains again in the near future as the road network starts to fail us. Whilst the Cheddar Valley route will probably be a prime candidate for reopening - it has been conveniently maintained almost throughout as a cycleway, deliberately preserving the trackbed for future rail use - a Glastonbury to Wells link will almost certainly follow.
Wells is a lovely city with plenty to attract tourists, but its current lack of a railway station is extraordinary. Hopefully that situation will change sooner rather than later!