June 8th London’s Great Railway Stations Oliver Green ZOOM
London has more main line railway stations than any other city in the world, all of them dating from the nineteenth century. The city’s earliest termini, London Bridge and Euston, opened in the late 1830s just as Queen Victoria came to the throne. The last main line to London was built to Marylebone in 1899 two years before Victoria died. In the 21st century London Bridge has just been completely rebuilt, St Pancras has reopened as an international terminus and Euston is being reconstructed for HS2. Is this the new age of the train?
Oliver Green has a history degree from Cambridge University and began his museum career at the new Museum of London in the 1970s, becoming the first curator of the London Transport Museum in 1980. Oliver has also managed museum and cultural services in Colchester, Poole and Aylesbury, returning to LTM as Head Curator in 2001. He is currently an independent historian, writer and lecturer specialising in transport and design history.
On Wednedsay 15 September at 8pm Mike Dewey will present the ‘History of Holy Hill House’. In recent years the site of the Sikh school in Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges, has been the subject of much controversy. Originally part of the Stoke Park Estate the site was first developed in 1783. This talk will traceContinue reading “The History of Holly Hill House, Stoke Poges – Mike Dewey”
On Wednesday 16th June at 8pm Nick Dobson will present”An underground Guide to 1950’s London”. Take the Time Tube Train back to London of the 1950’s and discover a decade during which wartime austerity gave way to growing optimism. This fully illustrated talk will reveal a City quite different from today’s London, but a CityContinue reading ““An Underground Guide to 1950’s London””
Beacons of the Past is a 3.5 year project part funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the Chiltern Society, and the National Trust, amongst others. It’s purpose is to engage and inspire communities to discover, conserve, and enjoy the Chilterns’ Iron Age hillforts and their prehistoric chalk landscapes. Now at the project’s midpoint, ProjectContinue reading “19th May 2021 Beacons of the Past – Investigating a prehistoric Chilterns”
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