The 175th Anniversary Book
There have been several books written about Wolverton Works over the years, notably by authors Bill West and Arthur Grigg, plus various Royal Train publications which have been long out of print.
The most recent and official book to celebrate the Works’ 175th anniversary in 2013 was entitled ‘The Full Works’ which are still available by post or at talks by the author Phil Marsh. The book looks at Wolverton Works’ history, The London & Birmingham Railway, The Royal Train and how the author prevented it being privatised in 1997.
‘The Full Works’ is a 68 page book containing over 100 images charting the history of Wolverton Works up to the 175th anniversary and includes a reprint of an eight page 1838 account of the opening of The London & Birmingham Railway.
War Memorial fund
Working with Dave Hilliard from Wolverton Works, the anniversary book raised £1000 to help make the Wolverton Works World War One War Memorial possible. Dave Hilliard spent just under 50 years at Wolverton Work and raised thousands of pounds over several years working tirelessly to complete the project.
The project was also supported by Knorr-Bremse and Gemini Rail and completion made possible with a grant from the Railway Heritage Fund as part of their Railway War Memorial project.
The memorial commemorates each of the 213 Wolverton Works men who gave their lives in this conflict. For some reason, the LNWR did not erect a War memorial to them and it was resolved to rectify this omission.
‘The Full Works’ is available from the author priced £7.50 (including P&P) . Contact Us for more information.