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An Online Lecture from Bob Gwynne

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 the ‘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.

About the Speaker

Bob Gwynne is an outstanding speaker from the National Railway Museum in York and author of a book on the Flying Scotsman. It is a topic that needs no introduction!

The event will be hosted by Jonathan Aylen – President of the Newcomen Society

Questions may be submitted via email before the lecture to events@newcomen.com or via Zoom chat during the lecture.

Booking information:

Tickets are free but subject to availability and are only available in advance through Eventbrite. To secure your place we recommend you book in advance.

Please click on the link below to register via Eventbrite,  who will then email you a confirmation immediately after registration. You will receive a separate email with a link to access the event auditorium on the evening prior to the event itself. This link will be active approximately half an hour before it starts. The event auditorium will also provide access to the other items included in your ticket.

Please Note – Each link is unique and should not be shared; also as this is a Zoom Webinar, whilst you will be able to see and hear the Chairman and Speaker, they will not be able to see you and you will not be able to see other participants.

The Newcomen Society reserves the right to alter the event and its line-up, or cancel the event. The Newcomen Society will not be liable for any additional expenses incurred by ticket holders in relation to the event.

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