Events

Oct
24
Tue
2017
The Famous ‘Flying Scotsman’ – Marketing, Circumstance and Chance   @ MANCHESTER Renold Building, University of Manchester
Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Bob's photo at NRM croppedA lecture by Bob Gwynne who is an outstanding speaker from the National Railway Museum in York on a topic that needs no introduction. This is a (joint meeting with The Stephenson Locomotive Society. In the UK approximately 110,000 steam locomotives were built, but just one seems to be universally known amongst the British public. Author, curator and Flying Scotsman expert Bob Gwynne will attempt to answer the question as to why ‘Flying Scotsman’ is so famous. Expect unusual images and people stories that cover more than 90 years of ‘marketing, circumstance and chance’ in a lively presentation that will provide some insight as to why the 3rd ‘A1’ locomotive built by the LNER for a specific job, became a ‘UK plc’ brand as familiar as HP sauce and Big Ben.

The Renold Building is entered from Altrincham Street, close to Piccadilly Railway station taxi exit and Tram Stop.  There is a multi-storey car park on Charles Street with a pedestrian exit on Sackville Street which leads to the Renold Building. The Renold Building is the tall white building with the zig-zag front and open glass staircase.

NOTE: There will be a voluntary charge of £4 to defray room hire expenses at the University

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