An Evening with Father's Slides

Event details

Date and time: Sat 26 Oct 2013 (18:30)
Location: Cowgill Church - near Dent Station
Additional notes:

The Settle & Carlisle Railway passing through Dent Station and Upper Dentdale has since 1876 been a feature of the landscape and an important part of community life. Having been consecrated in 1838 St John's Church, Cowgill has played an equally pivotal role in the life of the community, to the many visitors to the Yorkshire Dales, walkers on The Dales Way and the builders of the Railway in the early 1870's.
In celebration it’s 175th Anniversary and also in recognition of the rich local Rail Heritage, 'An Evening with Fathers Slides' will be held at St John's Church, Cowgill from 6.30 pm on Saturday 26th October. 
Father in question is the eminent Railway Photographer and Author, the late Derek Cross. David Cross, his son, Railway Author and Rail Executive, will give a pictorial talk on the Railways of Cumberland, Westmorland and North Yorkshire. The evening will feature photographs from the private collection of Derek (and also David) Cross, to take us on a fascinating, not to be missed, rail journey spanning the period from the late 1950’s.
David is a true Railway enthusiast and a wonderfully engaging and knowledgeable Speaker on his subject with the ability to capture the imagination of young and old alike together with those having a passion for Railways or just a passing interest.
‘An Evening with Fathers Slides’ will be a truly unique 'one off' Event.
David's talk will be preceded with a short history of Dent Station presented by Robin Hughes, the current Owner, whose restoration of the Station and Snow Huts has transformed them into to one of the top Railway Holiday Destinations in the UK.
 
There is expected to be a strong demand for Tickets (£5.00 / person to include Light Refreshments) and pre-booking is suggested (at cowgillchurch@btinternet.com). Parking will be available.
David has presented several items for a Prize Raffle that will include a Derek Cross 'original' framed photograph of Dent Station signed by David Cross.

Last updated by Richard Morris on 20/10/2013