The Watkin Society archiving workshops at Central Library commence in late January with a further two in February. We will be adding materials to the Archive and learning archiving and research techniques with the team at Archives+. Beginners to Experts welcome! Happy to see students there too.
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The Watkin Society has identified areas throughout Britain where Edward Watkin had a significant impact in his lifetime. These include his great tower in London, which became Wembley Stadium, the thriving remains near Leicester of his Great Central Railway from Manchester to London, and his Channel Tunnel near Dover.
Building on our continuing work locally in Manchester, we have now established strong links with Grimsby and Cleethorpes. (Watkin virtually created Grimsby to become the biggest fishing port in the world and turned Cleethorpes from a little village into a national holiday resort.)
The local paper has heard about the Society and asked us to write an article for their weekend supplement.
Read the Grimsby Telegraph article here >