Date: 17 October 2018
Contact:
Richard Tilden Smith – gcrrollingstocktrust@live.co.uk
Kate Tilley – 07814 803184

 

Victorian Rail “Gem” Arrives in for Edinburgh for the Armistice Ceremony

MEDIA CALL – MEDIA CALL:

Friday 9thNovember from 9am to 11am at the Malmaison Hotel

Come, see the Victorian Memorial railway carriage now in the heart ofLeith for ‘Leith’s War, the Commemoration of the Centenary of theArmistice’, organised by The Leith Trust on 9-10 November.

Meet the restoring rebuilders who have brought an immaculate130 year old Memorial railway carriage to Leith – and hear of itsconnection with The Royal Scots and the Gretna train crash of 1915.

After a journey of some 300 miles from the English Midlands, this veryspecial and rare ancient railway carriage has arrived in Leith to joinwith The Leith Trust and The Royal Scots who will be parading withfamilies and friends to commemorate the end of World War 1, 100years ago. This is to take place on 10 November in front of theMalmaison Hotel and the Scottish Merchant Navy Memorial. All of Leithis invited to attend the event at 14.00 hours that Saturday, to see the
carriage and discover why it has come.

As Col Robert Watson says: “Here is a great photo opportunity aheadof the big Edinburgh Commemoration of the Centenary of the ending ofWorld War 1. The carriage is due to be on site at the Shore, Leith,from 09.00hours on Friday 9th November in preparation for its taking partin our thanksgiving event the next day (Saturday 10th) when the LordProvost will be leading the tribute to Leith and the many from Leithand its surrounding area who joined the Armed Forces or who wereinvolved in all aspects of the War.”

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Note to Editors. Col. Robert Watson, of The Royal Scots and also Tony Keeble who led the
carriage restoration for GCR Rolling Stock Trust, will be at theMalmaison Hotel for interview and photography with the carriage from09.00 to 11.00 hours on Friday 9 November.