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by RichardCoulthurst
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Talk: BRUNEL AND HIS BRIDGES
Replies: 1
Views: 3159

Re: Talk: BRUNEL AND HIS BRIDGES

Sorry!

The date of the meeting is actually 8th December, 2018
by RichardCoulthurst
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Talk: BRUNEL AND HIS BRIDGES
Replies: 1
Views: 3159

Talk: BRUNEL AND HIS BRIDGES

Talk in Manchester on Saturday, 8th December, 2019 at 2pm : Brunel and his Bridges: an eclectic wander through the life and times of a late-Georgian engineer by Philip Sweet. In the first part of his talk Philip Sweet will remind us of what things were like in the early part of the nineteenth centu...
by RichardCoulthurst
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New Books
Replies: 44
Views: 82727

Re: New Books

Another book from a small local publisher that may have escaped attention. Re-shaping Rail in South Wales ? The railways of Briton Ferry: past, present & future by Philip Adams & Martin Davies, softback, A4, 288 pages, colour & b/w illustrations, Briton Ferry Books, 144 Corve Street, Ludlow, SY8 2PG...
by RichardCoulthurst
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New Books
Replies: 44
Views: 82727

Re: New Books

Another book that although not specifically about railways in on a closely associated subject. Many of the docks in South Wales were railway owned and created a lot of traffic for the owning companies. Policing Sout Wales Docks: An Illustrated History by Viv Head, paperback, 96 pages, 234 x 165mm, 1...
by RichardCoulthurst
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New Books
Replies: 44
Views: 82727

Re: New Books

The Shropshire Union Canal - from the Mersey to the Midlands and Wales - Peter Brown, hardback, 288 pages, 250 x 193mm, 110 illustrations, 19 maps, Published by the Railway & Canal Historical Society, 2018, ISBN 978 0 901461 66 7, Special price of ?30 until 31st October, thereafter it will be ?35.0...
by RichardCoulthurst
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Oldhams Railways - Parcels Concentration Depot
Replies: 5
Views: 6723

Re: Oldhams Railways - Parcels Concentration Depot

In relation to my researches into Oldham's railways I am looking for the following book: The Werneth Incline : the first railway in Oldham 1842 - 1863 by T A Fletcher (privately published in Manchester, 1972) Ottley bibliography 12077. Duplicated typescript. If anyone has a copy thery could lend or ...
by RichardCoulthurst
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Oldhams Railways - Parcels Concentration Depot
Replies: 5
Views: 6723

Re: Oldhams Railways - Parcels Concentration Depot

The biggest one was Littlewoods which operated from Hartford Mill in the town from about 1969 to 1992. It also had catalogues in the 'John Moores' name and perhaps a few others. Littlewoods seems to have been absorbed into the Shop Direct group and still has some operations in the Oldham area includ...
by RichardCoulthurst
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Cromford & High Peak Railway Visit - 27th September 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 4040

Re: Cromford & High Peak Railway Visit - 27th September 2018

The closing date for bookings for this visit is now Monday, 24th September 2018. The amended notice for the event is as follows: Thursday 27th September 2018 ? Walk Cromford & High Peak Railway (Part 3 ): Led by Paul Blurton, along former track beds to explore further sections of the former Cromford...
by RichardCoulthurst
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Oldhams Railways - Parcels Concentration Depot
Replies: 5
Views: 6723

Oldhams Railways - Parcels Concentration Depot

I am researching the history of the railways in Oldham, Lancashire. In the 1960's BR opened a large parcels concentration depot on the site of the original Oldham (Clegg Street) goods depot and yard. Apparently there were a large number of local firms in the mail order business using the many old mi...
by RichardCoulthurst
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Cromford & High Peak Railway Visit - 27th September 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 4040

Re: Cromford & High Peak Railway Visit - 27th September 2018

There are still some seats available on the coach for this visit. To book please contact Gerald Leach, 5 Tabley Close, Knutsford, WA16 0NP (email - gerald.leach@btinternet.com or telephone 01565 654342). Please see the R&CHS website ( http://www.rchs.org.uk ) for up to date information and details o...