Highlights of Sunday’s show with Richard Herring, Tracy King, Pete Johansson and Kate Smurthwaite. Tickets to next month’s show on July 13th are available here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/278762
There are still tickets left to see Richard Herring at the Z List Dead List on Sunday June 8th. The show starts at 4.30pm at the Camden Head in Camden. Click here to book your tickets now!
Also tickets are onsale to see the show at Bar Des Arts in Guildford at 7.30pm on Thursday, June 12th. guest historians include Paul Kerena, A.F. Harrold and Qi Elf, Stevyn Colgan. Book now by calling 01483 453227.
I’d spent Tuesday afternoon in London doing some research for the #zlistdeadlist. While I was in the Science Museum I was much taken with Bennet Woodcroft (1803-1879), a man obsessed by steam locomotives and documenting the industrial revolution.
By wonderful coincidence on my journey home, I stumbled over this historic gem (GWR 4073 5029 Nunney Castle from 1934). Seeing the steam rise through the new station at Reading felt a Dr Who, Harry Potter and Brief Encounter mash up. It suddenly struck me why the old Victorian stations all have such high ceilings… for the steam! They weren’t just being pompous. I do love that these trains are still preserved and looked after… and so would Bennet Woodcroft.