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Why can’t railway stations also be things of beauty?

Paul Salveson
02 October 2015
Newcraighall station on the newly re-opened Borders Railway pays tribute to Patrick Geddes
Newcraighall station on the newly re-opened Borders Railway pays tribute to Patrick Geddes
Bradford
Bradford

 

I don’t have many heroes, but I’d like to highlight two, who were almost contemporaries. Edward Carpenter (1844-1929) was an upper-class Englishman and radical socialist who wrote the workers’ anthem ‘England Arise’, which has a much better tune than ‘The Red Flag’. He was a man of many parts, and scandalised polite society by his writings on sexuality; he was openly gay at a time when it was dangerous to be so, as Oscar Wilde found to his cost. He also...

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Paul Salveson

Paul Salveson

Paul Salveson

Paul Salveson is a board member of Passenger Focus and a visiting professor at the University of Huddersfield. Paul’s book Railpolitik – bringing railways back to communities, was published in 2013, also by Lawrence and Wishart. The views expressed here are his own.

 



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