Britain’s 100 best railway stations at the British Library – IanVisits

In a talk at the British Library, Simon Jenkins tells the stories behind the development, triumphs and follies of that great British institution: the railway station.

From Waterloo to Whitby, St Pancras to Stirling, this is an institution with its own rituals and priests, and a long-neglected aspect of British architecture. Simon Jenkins has travelled the length and breadth of the country to select a celebration of Britain’s social history, exploring its role in the national imagination, and championing the engineers, architects and rival companies that made it possible.

The talk, at the British Library will be chaired by Andrew Adonis.

Tickets cost £12, and will be released tomorrow (Friday) at 11am – book here.

To talk takes place on Mon 30th October at 7pm.

Although this is about railways, there is also rather charming series about churches presented by Simon Jenkins many moons ago, and is still available on Channel 4’s website.

It’s six half hour episodes of quite delightful relaxation.

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