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The Railway Heritage Committee have kindly donated a fragment of the original Edge Hill Station in a commemorative box to the Museum of Liverpool's collections. Believed to be oldest station in world still in normal service, Edge Hill was built as a stop on the Liverpool to Manchester railway. The fragment will be used in the Port City gallery in the new Museum of Liverpool, to illustrate the impact of that historic railway.

On the subject of transport, those of you who prefer trains small enough to fit in your pocket may be interested to know that the Frank Hornby Experience is back at Maghull Town Hall this weekend, 10am-5pm on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 November. The experience celebrates the achievements of local legend Frank Hornby, with lots of examples of the popular toys that he invented.

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Presentation of the Edge Hill box. Front row: Neil Butters, secretary, Railway Heritage Committee; Sharon Brown, curator of land transport, National Museums Liverpool; Sir Howard Newby, chairman, artefacts sub-committee, RHC and vice chancellor, University of Liverpool; Richard Faulkner, Lord Faulkner of Worcester. Back: artefacts sub-committee members Mike Lamport, Peter Ovenstone, Richard Gibbon, David Bladen, and Jerry Swift. Photograph courtesy of the University of Liverpool