The Thorpe Railway Disaster

Tuesday 25th January 2022, 3:00 pm, TCA.

“The Thorpe Railway Disaster”

A talk by Phyllida Scrivens.

At Norwich Station on 10 Sept 1874 a momentary misunderstanding between the Night Inspector and a young Telepgraph clerk resulted in an inevitable head-on collision. The residents of picturesque Thorpe-next-Norwich were shocked by a 'deafening peal of thunder' sending them running through the driving rain towards a scene of destruction'.

Using extensive research, non-fiction narrative, informed speculation and dramatised events, Phyllida Scrivens pays tribute to the 28 men, women and children who lost their lives, revealing the personal stories behind the names hitherto only recorded as a list

Members £5.00, guests £6.00 at the door.