'The Last Laugh of the Railway King' : The amazing life story of Manchester's forgotten star, Edward Watkin

A talk by Geoffrey Scargill, local historian and chair of Friends of Rose Hill. Rose Hill, Northenden, the family home of the Watkin family; Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Sir Edward Watkin was a leading figure in Victorian Britain and abroad. He presided over the Great Central Railway which built the train link from Manchester into the new station of Marylebone in London. He led a campaign for the first public parks in Manchester and Salford. Other ventures included beginning a Channel Tunnel. In some ways his achievements have been overlooked .... Geoff Scargill will try to uncover some of the many facets of Watkin's life and achievements.

7pm for 7 15pm
Friends' Meeting House
Mount Street
Manchester M2 5NS

Cost: £8
No need to book.