Model marks 180th anniversary of Roade Cutting completion

As part of the National Heritage Open Days Festival 2018, the Roade Local History Society will be staging an exhibition to mark the 180th anniversary of the completion of Roade Cutting, the final hurdle that had to be overcome before the opening of the London to Birmingham Railway, in 1838.

The centrepiece of the exhibition will be a representative scale model of the cutting incorporating many of the distinctive features of this historic engineering achievement.

This model of the London & Birmingham’s Roade Cutting will be on display in Roade Village Hall on September 8-9.

This will be complemented by details of its construction and evolution, and the social and economic impacts the railway brought to the area.

The model has been constructed by society members, assisted by a number of local residents with specific technical and artistic skills, and the active and enthusiastic involvement of the teaching staff of the Elizabeth Woodville Schools at Roade and Deanshanger.

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