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Eldad Reimagined (IA Section)

Sun. 22 April 2018 at 10:45 am - 12:30 pm

Meet at 10:45 at the entrance to Plymouth Railway Station, for an 11:00 – 12:30 walk and talk on Brunel’s plans for a grand railway terminus. The leader will be Alan Barclay.

In 1843 the South Devon Railway started building a terminus for its new railway from Exeter on a site close to the point where the towns of Plymouth, Devonport and East Stonehouse meet. This site near the former Royal Naval Hospital at the top of Eldad Hill survives to this day and by using the records of the time, by looking at the clues on the ground and by looking at other stations built at that time Alan Barclay has ‘reimagined’ the station.

The starting point is at Plymouth Railway Station as the walk to the Eldad Station site is fairly flat from there with a couple of gentle slopes. The walk will take around 60-90 minutes at most.

Getting there:

  • Car Park at Plymouth Station
  • Frequent local bus service from Tavistock
  • Falcon coach service, is fast, frequent and terminates near Plymouth Station
  • Rail: Mainline or Gunnislake branch line

The walk is on the flat with a couple of gentle slopes, though Walking for Health statements must be signed.

Contact the organiser for further details.


Sun. 22 April 2018
10:45 am - 12:30 pm
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Industrial Archaeology Section (Pat Milton)