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6th Jul, 2022

Bromsgrove Society's last virtual talk will feature railway and canal preservation pioneer

A FREE virtual presentation about LTC Rolt – the railway and canal preservation pioneer – will conclude the successful series of talks by the Bromsgrove Society.

Local historian and society member Julian Hunt has recently undertaken a research project into the author of the famous book ‘Narrow Boat’, published in 1944. Rolt wrote the book whilst moored at Tardebigge, by the famous flight of locks.

Although an engineer by trade, Lionel Thomas Caswell Rolt was a prolific author, with biographies of major civil engineering figures Isambard Kingdom Brunel and Thomas Telford in his portfolio of publications.

He was also a co-founder of the Vintage Sports Car Club and the Inland Waterways Association and the driving force behind the preservation of the Talyllyn Railway.

The talk will take place on Zoom at 7.30pm next Tuesday, May 18.

The Bromsgrove Society moved its season of talks online to continue them throughout lockdown and the move proved successful with audience numbers reaching 120.

The varied talks have covered a variety of topics, including Milestones and Waymarkers, the history of the Bromsgrove Court Leet, the Bromsgrove Guild, Big Bertha, the development of the Charford housing estate and most recently the Lives and Legacy of Freddy and Mary Charles.

Most of them are available to view on the Bromsgrove Society’s YouTube Channel.

Visit to register to attend next Tuesday’s talk and a link to the talk will be set through.


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