Ludlow Arts: Word

Ludlow Arts: Word

The Last Laugh of the Railway King

U3A in Ludlow

Monday 24 June at 11:20am
Coffee at 10:30am

Ludlow Mascall Centre

Speaker: Geoff Scargill

Geoff is a retired head teacher and magistrate with a multiplicity of interests including politics, music and travel and has given many talks the proceeds of which go to Cancer Research. Amongst his repertoire it is his talk about Sir Edward William Watkin that is the most popular.

Now largely forgotten Sir Edward was known as the Railway King because of engineering projects to develop railways. He had, however, a much wider interests in projects to benefit society. He initiated the development of the first Channel Tunnel and the development of Wembley Park as a pleasure park, but now associated with English Football.

Geoff's talk is not technical and will reveal the greatest sensation he caused in the art world in 20th century America, 70 years after his death.

Non-members are always welcome to come to a U3A meeting as a visitor to find out more about U3A in Ludlow.

Full U3A in Ludlow programme HERE

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