Harold James (Station Master)
This photograph is of Harold James, the last Station Master of Mow Cop Station. He was appointed Station Master in 1948 when he moved into the Station House, in Drumber Lane, with his wife Clara. He is seen here on the platform, in the 1950's holding a Cup, which Mow Cop Station was awarded for the outstanding Station Garden (where many hours were spent by Harold & his Staff) of which he was very proud. Harold retired in 1963, just before the station was closed, but he continued to live close by: firstly further up the Hill in Drumber Lane; later he & his wife moved to Church Lawton where they spent many further years, happily, in retirement, with many a tale to tell of life & job on the North Staffordshire Railways and at the Station House. He died in 1993 at the age of 96.