Sir Edward Watkin - Victoria's Railway King (talk)

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RichardCoulthurst
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Sir Edward Watkin - Victoria's Railway King (talk)

Post by RichardCoulthurst » Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:40 am

This evening at 7.30pm the Railway & Canal Historical Society will be giving Zoom talk on Sir Edward Watkin who was known as the 'Second Railway King' and had railway interests throughout the UK such as the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway (later the Great Central Railway) as well as projects in Canada. The speaker, Geoff Scargill, also deals with his other major projects; the aborted channel tunnel of 1880, the copy of the Eiffel Tower that became Wembley Stadium, his leadership of the campaign to provide the first Parks for the People in Manchester and Salford. He concludes with the inside story of the mystery of a lost masterpiece.

All are welcome to the talk. See the website which provides the link to the meeting:
https://rchs.org.uk/events/sir-edward-w ... -scargill/

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Re: Sir Edward Watkin - Victoria's Railway King (talk)

Post by RichardCoulthurst » Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:04 pm

If you missed this talk, recordings of it and others can be viewed on the RCHS website:

https://rchs.org.uk/clinker-lecture/

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Re: Sir Edward Watkin AND online recordings

Post by pdeaves » Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:18 pm

Thanks for pointing out the recordings, the talk clashed with another I was committed to.

Could/should the RCTS put meeting recordings online, too? Obviously, edited to be just the main feature without the friendly chatter before/after. I think it would be a good idea.

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Re: Sir Edward Watkin - Victoria's Railway King (talk)

Post by RichardCoulthurst » Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:46 am

If you are interested there is a 'Watkin Society' which was formed in 2019. Details can be found on their website:

https://www.friendsofrosehill.org/the-w ... ty-watsoc/

There is also a book about Sir Edward Watkin by Geoff Scargill published by Pen & Sword books due out at the end of March. These are the details:

https://www.pen-and-sword.co.uk/Victori ... ck/p/18802

It seems that it can be 'pre-ordered' now at a significant discount on the cover price.

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