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Forthcoming Illustrated Talk on St Pancras Station

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:26 am
by RichardCoulthurst
RCTS members within reach of Manchester may be interested in the following meeting organised by the Railway & Canal Historical Society North West Group.

ST PANCRAS ? An lllustrated Talk by Nigel Howey on Saturday, 14th November 2015 at the Friends Meeting House, Mount Street, Manchester at 2pm.
Nigel Lowey has developed from having an original amateur interest in the station, begun more than 10 years ago, into being recognised as a historian of the building. This much illustrated talk describes how a fantastic mid-Victorian Gothic railway cathedral came to be built, and how the long neglected building has undergone a breath taking transformation. The talk will appeal to anyone with an interest in history, architecture, or a just a great story ? with a railway focus, of course. As we expect this meeting to be very popular, it would be appreciated if anyone who is not a regular attender at R & CHS (North West Group) Indoor Meetings could let Roger Brice (North West Group Secretary) know of their intention to attend. This would not be considered to be a binding agreement to attend but having a good idea of likely numbers would help us guarantee seating for all. Enquiries about the meeting should be made to the North West Group Secretary, Roger Brice on 01625 533959 or 07702 303242 or email: Up to date information can be found under Local Groups on the society?s website

The meeting will held at the Friends? Meeting House which is located at 6 Mount Street, Manchester, M2 5NS and commence at 14:00.

Mount Street connects Peter Street with Albert Square and is immediately to the rear of the Central Library adjacent to the Town Hall. Normally the nearest Metrolink tram stop is at St. Peter?s Square in front of the main entrance to Central Library. However, please note that this stop has been closed until late Summer 2016. During this period the nearest stops are at Piccadilly Gardens, Market Street and Deansgate - Castlefield. Manchester (Oxford Road) and Deansgate railway stations are about five minutes walk away. The nearest car parks are in Watson Street.

A voluntary contribution of ?2.50 is requested from members and ?3.50 from visitors to help to defray the meeting expenses.