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* Guided walks and tours Guided walk - The coming of the Railway with Liz Woolley- Friday 14 May, 2.30pm

Friday, May 14, 2021 - 14:30 to 16:15
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* Guided walks and tours

This event is now fully booked as we are currently following the rule of 6.  Do take a look at the other guided walks available in our events programme.

You have heard the talk, now walk the walk!  The coming of the railway which includes the Rewley Road Swing Bridge project with local historian, Liz Woolley.

"The railway arrived relatively late in Oxford, partly due to the objections of the university, which feared for the morals of its students. When it did come, however, it had profound effects on the city, physically, economically and socially. This walk visits some of the sites which help to tell that story: of the railway station erected by the engineers of Crystal Palace; the swing bridge which is now a National Scheduled Monument; and of how the railway affected industries like brewing and marmalade-making, and the development of Oxford’s ‘base and brickish skirt’."

Members only event- £10

Limited places are available on this walk, but if government guidance allows, additional spaces will be added.  To keep everyone safe specific arrangements will be confirmed a few days before the walk. 

We will advise you of the meeting point after you have booked your place.

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