Life above a Railway Tunnel

As part of WHCA’s local history talks, on Tuesday 22 May at West Hill Hall, we present David Porter’s fascinating talk about his home.

David has lived at the Clayton Tunnel North Portal since 2003. After clearing the land of decades of rubbish and cutting back the rampant vegetation that seeks to overcome the cottage, he has sought to bring the story of this unique building to the attention of a wider audience through talks and the occasional tour. David is an experienced public speaker and, during his day job, works as a freelance fraud investigator. In this talk he explains this Gothic folly’s historic origins and features a bold Victorian architect, plucky railway families, all manner of flora and fauna, railway disasters, secret passages and a few ghosts.

A lot of interest has been shown, so early arrival is advised to secure your seat.

Tickets £4 on the door, which opens at 7:00pm for the 7:30pm start.


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