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Big Bertha
29.September.2020 19.30 h
Online via Zoom -
Local History Group


29 September: “Big Bertha”: Celebrating the Centenary Year of a Bromsgrove Icon. Speaker: Alastair Moseley.

Alastair is a long-time railway enthusiast with a passion for the Lickey Incline, sparked at a young age when he visited the Incline to watch the trains with his father. His talk will focus on Bromsgrove's banking engine, fondly known as Big Bertha. Alastair will tell us about the development of Bromsgrove’s much-loved banking engine, why it came to be created and why it was fondly known as “Big Bertha”. He will explore some of the engine's technical features and how these were developed and changed during its 36 year career. Alastair’s presentation will include photographs of the locomotive throughout its life, some of which have not been published previously. This talk is sure to be of interest to railway enthusiasts and Bromsgrovians alike.

This talk will be held online via Zoom. Register here


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