This has just popped up on Facebook's 'Back in Settle' group. A colour picture of the water tower as a forlorn backdrop to a weed-strew former Settle station goods yard. Quite amazing that anybody thought it worth pressing the shutter when it cost actual money each time for the film and developing.
What a depressing scene in such a lovely part of the world. My guess is early 1980s or late 70s. Steam had finished (1968) and the water tower was useless for its intended purpose. An amazing survivor therefore.
By the angle of the sun it was mid to late morning. The flowers on the up platform suggest it was in stationmaster Taylor's time. Perhaps that is him alone on the platform.
What a difference from today's amazingly restored Settle station and surrounding area which somebody on Facebook or somewhere recently described as like Disneyland.
Click on the picture below to enlarge it and to get rid of the wording that may be intruding on the right