What’s on in Merseyside 1980 - April and May

Resource Type: Image | Posted on 18th November 2011 by Liam Physick

Now we see the schedule for late April and the whole of May. Both the Rainhill Trials Exhbition and the Newton 150 Exhbition are to continue throughout May. From 3rd May, there will be an Exhibition of Railway Paintings by David Weston at the Williamson Art Gallery in Birkenhead, while starting on the same date, there will be an Edge Hill Rail Trail through the Wapping Cutting to the original Edge Hill and the Crown Street and Wapping Tunnels to see the excavated remains of the winding engines and the Moorish Arch, and the Edge Hill Exhibition at the current Edge Hill, explaining the importance of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway and featuring a working model of the station in its original state. The Locomotives in Steam event in Southport is repeated on 4th and 5th May, and a play called The Ghost Train will be performed at the Rainhill Village Hall on 14th-17th May. Then, on 24th-26th May at Rainhill, comes the main event, the re-enactment of the Rainhill Trials followed by the Grand Cavalcade, modestly promoted as “The Railway Spectacular of the Century”, with the Rainhill Festival held on the same dates. The Locomotives in Steam exhibition will take place once more on 25th and 26th May, there will be a Merseyside Model Railway Exhibition at the Centre Hotel in Liverpool on 27th-31st, on the same dates there will be a Transport Through the Ages exhibition at St. Peter’s Church in Newton and finally a Glass and Railways exhibition at the Pilkington Glass Museum in St. Helens, examining the use of glass in railway history, from 30th May to 28th June

What’s on in Merseyside 1980 - April and May

Tagged under: steam locomotives, edge hill station, liverpool and manchester railway, rocket 150, moorish arch, rocket, tunnels, tunnels, rainhill trials, grand cavalcade

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