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The Hixon Railway Disaster with Richard Freeman

When:
June 21, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
2018-06-21T19:30:00+01:00
2018-06-21T21:30:00+01:00
Where:
Vale of Berkeley Railway
The Old Engine House
Dock Road, Sharpness, Sharpness, Berkeley GL13 9UD
United Kingdom
Cost:
Donation

This is the first talk Richard Freeman has given since the publication of this book and not to be missed.

Richard tells the fascinating but horrifying story of the first railway incident to lead to a Parliamentary Court of Enquiry since the Tay Bridge disaster.

Using previous undisclosed information, he casts new light not only on this terrible event itself but also the cover-ups in BR and the government and discusses how close we came to many other similar accidents on level crossings in the 1960s.
“It reads like a detective novel”.

During the evening we usually break for tea and biscuits, where a donation is appreciated and a raffle is held.