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1805  Battle of Trafalgar
1905  Falkirk and District Tramways Company
Circular 6.5 mile tramway opened from Falkirk to Camelon to Larbert to Carron Ironworks to Falkirk.
1966  Aberfan disaster
A mudflow of spoil from Merthyr Vale Colliery engulfs Pantglas Junior School and twenty houses killing 147. 116 were children. See image 25907.



This day in history

Riddles class J94 0-6-0ST no 68034 on 17C Rowsley Shed on 21 October 1962. The locomotive had arrived from Bidston (where it had worked Birkenhead Docks) in 1957 and spent the remainder of its operational life here, mainly working on the Cromford and High Peak line.

Riddles class J94 0-6-0ST no 68034 on 17C Rowsley Shed on 21 October 1962. The locomotive had arrived from Bidston (where it had worked Birkenhead Docks) in 1957 and spent the remainder of its operational life here, mainly working on the Cromford and High Peak line.


David Pesterfield [1962]


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The Moment We Meet: Stories Of Love, Hope And Chance Encounters By The No. 1 Bestselling Author

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