Trains and boats and planes: the untold story of Victoria

Trains and boats and planes: the untold story of Victoria

This event has finished Took place on: Thursday, 26th Nov 2020

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Hear the fascinating story of the development of Victoria as a major transport hub

This is a virtual tour conducted live hosted via Zoom video conferencing where your guide will show slides and give a talk to accompany them. There will be the opportunity for questions both during and after the talk.

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Victoria Station opened in 1860 and since then it has developed as one of London's main transport hubs. In this virtual tour, hear how a canal basin was filled in the enable the railway station to be built. Learn how Victoria main line station actually two station side by side. For the first 60 or so years they were completely separate, and that explains why there are two War Memorial in the station. and why even today the destination boards still reflect this old divide. Discover why Victoria became the gateway to Europe and the pioneering role it had to play in air travel from the 1930s. Who knew transport could be so interesting.

Cost: £12


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