Below is a short summary of events that may be of interest to readers this month.
Engineering London Tuesday 5th Oct – 7pm
A talk to explore London’s role as a centre for engineering, from its
19th-century heyday through to the innovations that are shaping the city’s
Dana Centre in the Science Museum, South Kensington. Free but pre-booking is required.
Steam day at the Markfield Beam Engine Sunday 10th Oct – noon to 4:30pm
A restored Victorian steam powered pumping station will be open the public
and working most of the afternoon.
Markfield Park in Tottenham. Free of charge
Subterranean Secrets of London Thursday 14th Oct – 7:30pm
This is a talk by the Camden History Society – sadly, not sure who by or what
the remit is.
Burgh House in Hampstead. £1 donation
Steam train running into and out of Kings Cross Saturday 16th October
A note that a steam train – the 6233 Duchess of Sutherland – will be arriving
at Kings Cross station and leaving again some hours later. Due to arrive at
Kings Cross at 11am – will probably then be reversed by diesel engine to prepare
for a passenger departure at 5:15pm. Route in/out probably via Alexandra Palace
and Finsbury Park.
Free to watch – not possible to go on the train
Open Weekend at London Transport’s Acton Depot Sat/Sun 16th & 17th October
Occasional open day at the depot that acts both as an overflow for the
Transport Museum in Covent Garden and the main storage depot for their buses and
Next to Acton Town tube station. £10 – covers both days.
Hampstead Tube and the Growth of North West London Thursday 21st October – 6:45pm
Talk by David Bownes, Head Curator at the London Transport Museum, Covent
Burgh House in Hampstead. £4