The annual tradition of posting a different vintage image each day during advent, and this year, it’s of London’s old railway stations.

St Pancras

St Pancras

Opened in 1868 by the Midland Railway with what was at the time the largest single span roof in the world.

Most of the materials used in its construction — and the hotel were bought down from the Midlands.

The columns that support the platforms are claimed to be the set wide enough apart to stack beer barrels, which were shipped from Burton.

Run down during the British Rail years, it was massively restored for Eurostar services in 2007.


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One comment
  1. Steve F says:

    Very interesting. Funny how we’ve settled on the least exotic-tasting exotic bird!

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