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Subject Areas:Crime, Local History, Railways
Name, Speaker Location & Areas covered:Ms Rosemary COOKDringhouses :: All Yorkshire covered
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Subjects:1. York Home for Nurses 1870 -1984
2. The Crimes of Dr Gramshaw - York and Stillington GP 1853-1908
3. The Nightingale Shore Murder - the true story of the unsolved murder of Florence Nightingale's goddaughter, on a train, in 1920 (talk or interactive crime-solving session with audience as jury)
4. Tales from Dringhouses Railway - the solicitor, the skater, the signalman and the scholar. The short stretch of railway that passes south from York through Dringhouses has seen its fair share of accidents and incidents. From explosives on the line to engines arriving at the station with body parts attached, to highway robbers apprehended waiting for a train ... This talk covers the development of the York railway, the people and goods it carried, and the true stories of the solicitor, the skater, the signalman and the scholar, all related to this stretch of railway. It will be of interest to any group of railway enthusiasts, local history buffs or just lovers of a good yarn!
Availability & Fee:Anytime£40.00
Requirements: S, OHP, F, EClick for requirements explanation
Virtual Talk Offered: No
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