By Simon Jenkins
The excellent new reward from the bestselling writer of Britain's one thousand most sensible Churches
It is the scene for our hopeful beginnings and our meant ends, and the undying reports of coming and going, assembly, greeting and parting. it really is an establishment with its personal rituals and clergymen, and a long-neglected element of Britain's structure. And but so little will we examine the railway station.
Simon Jenkins has travelled the size and breadth of serious Britain, from Waterloo to Wemyss Bay, Betws-y-Coed to Beverley, to choose his hundred top. mixing his ordinary perception and authority along with his own reflections and reviews - together with his founding the Railway background belief - the key specialist on our nationwide historical past deftly unearths the heritage, geography, layout and importance of every of those glories.
Beautifully illustrated with color pictures all through, this joyous exploration of our social historical past exhibits the station's function within the nationwide mind's eye; champions the engineers, architects and rival businesses that made them attainable; and tells the tale in the back of the triumphs and follies of those very British creations.
These are the marvellous, frequently undersung areas that hyperlink our kingdom, celebrated like by no means before.
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Britain's 100 Best Railway Stations by Simon Jenkins