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Historical Walk: Midland Goods Yard Development, King's Cross by Lester Hil...

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Francis Crick Institute

1 Midland Road

London

NW1 1AT

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*Due to limited places available to this tour, please cancel your order if you cannot attend.

Date: Saturday 09th September 2017

Time: 11:00 - 13:00

Tickets: Limited to 20 people

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On 9th September 1867 goods traffic began using the Midland Railway into Agar Town Station. The famous Passenger Station to the South would open the following year, 1868. Here is a chance to see the infrastructure challenges faced bringing in the new line. It will also explore the construction challenges faced by individuals such as poet and writer Thomas Hardy who supervised works in St Pancras Gardens. The Midland Goods Yards were comprehensively redeveloped in the 1970s and are now being transformed yet again with mixed use development as well as a new bridge over the Canal and lock renewal.

Our guide Lester Hillman has been involved for more than 40 years here in power cable, canal, rail, local authority. and communities aspects.

Speaker: Lester Hillman, Planner and Historian

Lester Hillman is a former visiting professor in London Metropolitan Business School, London Metropolitan University. For more than four decades as a planner Lester Hillman has been involved in regulatory, infrastructure development and community stakeholder issues and in this walk he will share highlights and surprises, out turns and rum turns.

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