Book Signing - Rediscover London’s incredible industrial history
Date: Saturday 27 April
Time: 13:00 - 15:00
Join us in welcoming Ben Pedroche to the museum on Saturday 27 April where he will be signing copies of his new book, London's Lost Power Stations and Gasworks.
Lying under and around the great city of London rests the relics of a forgotten history.
As the industrial age was swept aside by the pace and efficiency of modern digital technology, London’s original ‘engine’ - its first power stations and gasworks, were lost from sight forever.
Now these mammoths of industry are rediscovered in Ben Pedroche’s new book London’s Lost Power Stations and Gasworks. Experience the technology that helped London stand today as one of the greatest cities in the world.
- Uses original research and previously unpublished material.
- Covers some of London’s most famous landmarks and buildings.
- Provides in-depth history and insight into each building.
- Includes other key sites that have since been demolished.
The Author Ben Pedroche graduated from De Montfort University in 2002 and has been living and working in London since 2008. A copywriter/content manager for a major website by day, by night he enjoys writing books about the greatest city in the world, London. He has published one book so far (Do Not Alight Here: Walking London’s Lost Underground and Railway Stations) and has written extensively for a range of different magazines. He now lives in London.
Text courtesy of The History Press
The Art of the Poster in Sweden
The museum is delighted that one of its exhibitions, The Art of the Poster will be travelling to Sweden and will be on display at the Swedish Railway Museum in Gävle from 2 December 2012 until 29 September 2013. The exhibition celebrates over 100 years of outstanding poster design commissioned by the Underground and its successors, London Transport and Transport for London. To date this popular exhibition which shows unique poster artworks from our collection has been enjoyed by audiences in London, Dresden, Odense and New York and we’re very pleased that it will now be enjoyed in Sweden too.
The exhibition can be viewed online.