Cambridge Industrial Archaeological Society Presents:
Rob Shorland-Ball
on the history of Cambridge Station

With many years as a Heritage Consultant, and previous role as Deputy Head & Projects Development Director of the National Railway Museum in York, Rob Shorland-Ball provides an insightful examination of the growth and development of Cambridge Railway Station.

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Monday 9th September, 7:45pm

Pye Building - please enter through the Cheddars Lane entrance

TICKETS - £3 at the door

Rob grew up in Cherry Hinton Road and remembers the sounds of the railway from his bedroom on summer evenings. And, in those days, he had a good train-watching place near the Cattle Market –
Rob recalls –

“I remember spending ages, sitting on my bike propped against the railings, smelling the Cattle Market, watching the railway working and wondering about a job at the station and it happened from 1958 to 1964. Mr George Docking was then District Operating Officer for Cambridge and he was looking for young men and women, heading to university but then interested in joining the railway as a Traffic Apprentice. So I became a Goods Porter on Cambridge Station every summer vacation from 6th form years at the County School, on Hills Road, and then while at Nottingham University.”

"I have never forgotten my railway experiences and was surprised to find there has never been a well-illustrated and carefully researched definitive book about Cambridge Station – so I have written one.”

“Of course Cambridge Station is rather different in 2019 – but the history has not changed and it can bring back some memories.”

Rob will also be selling his book on Cambridge Station and will be available to sign copies after the talk

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