FOLLOWING THE GOVERNMENT’S ADVICE WE HAVE REGRETTABLY DECIDED TO CANCEL THIS TALK. WE HOPE TO RESCHEDULE IT AT A LATER DATE.

Volk’s Electric Railway is a familiar sight running along the beach from near the Palace Pier towards the Marina, but the story of the man behind it is less well known.   Magnus Volk was a true pioneer of all things electrical, and he built not one but two electric railways in Brighton.  One is long gone, but the original railway, opened in 1883, is still going strong and is now officially the oldest working electric railway in the world.  This talk by Ian Gledhill tells the story of the railways and the man who built them.

West Pier Centre
6.00-7.00pm
26th March 2020
103 -105 King’s Road Arches
Brighton
BN1 2FN
Regrettably, we are unable to accept payment on the door. 
Includes a glass of wine or soft drink.