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By The Newsroom
Sunday, 22 April, 2018, 09:00

In March there was a good turnout for a most engaging talk from Berwick Advertiser columnist John Wilde on ‘The Coming of the Railway to Berwick’, to which he added with special emphasis ‘…and its consequences’.

Mr Wylde is probably Britain’s leading authority on the concept of integrated transport policies, and the rapid technological advances which necessitate them. Therefore one might be taking one’s life into one’s hands in trying to summarise his talk – but helpfully, he made clear that it was tailored for a history rather than a railway society audience.

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Quite apart from the untold damage it might have done to the local economy, it certainly would have given Berwick residents cause to lament the demolition of so much of Edward I’s castle, sacrificed in the 1840s for the sake of Stephenson Senior et al’s invention.