Mansfield and Pinxton Railway

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12/03/2021 19:30 - 21:00

Speaker: Denis Hill

Organised by the Industrial Archaeology Section

This illustrated talk presents the full 200-year history of the Mansfield & Pinxton Railway, which is the oldest continuously running commercial railway in England. It will also take a glimpse into the factors that led up to its formation and hopes for the future. We will also take into consideration how it supported the local economies, especially that of Mansfield. Recently a dedicated group celebrated the railway’s amazing 200th anniversary with the help of a National Lottery Heritage Grant, which meant that they were able to immortalise this railway and its record-breaking anniversary and helped to raise its profile.

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