Attendees at meetings often long for the end of the debate but committee members of the National Railway Heritage Awards had a special reason for anticipating the end of the trust’s committee meeting on Wednesday 26 September as the date had been set for the official unveiling of the plaque made to Euston Tap Ltd for the restored windows in the two lodges at Euston.

The plaque, presented at the annual ceremony held at Merchant Taylors’ Hall on 6 December 2017, recognised the project to restore the windows of the late 19th century lodges being given the Supporters Award. As was said at the ceremony ‘It has been a thoroughly worthwhile enterprise for which all involved can take great credit.’

One of the more entertaining facets of the event was the ‘curtain’ used to hide the plaque before its unveiling by Chris Smyth, from the Heritage Railway Association (one of the award’s sponsors) – this was one of the T-shirts normally worn by the staff behind the bar.

Attendees at meetings often long for the end of the debate but committee members of the National Railway Heritage Awards had a special reason for anticipating the end of the trust’s committee meeting on Wednesday 26 September as the date had been set for the official unveiling of the plaque made to Euston Tap Ltd for the restored windows in the two lodges at Euston. The plaque, presented at the annual ceremony held at Merchant Taylors’ Hall on 6 December 2017, recognised the project to restore the windows of the late 19th century lodges being given the Supporters Award. As was said at the ceremony ‘It has been a thoroughly worthwhile enterprise for which all involved can take great credit.’ 	One of the more entertaining facets of the event was the ‘curtain’ used to hide the plaque before its unveiling by Chris Smyth, from the Heritage Railway Association (one of the award’s sponsors) – this was one of the T-shirts normally worn by the staff behind the bar.

The plaque following its unveiling on Wednesday 26 September with, on the left, Jamie Hawksworth of Euston Tap Ltd and, on the right, Chris Smyth of the Heritage Railway Association and a trustee of the National Railway Heritage Awards.

 

Attendees at meetings often long for the end of the debate but committee members of the National Railway Heritage Awards had a special reason for anticipating the end of the trust’s committee meeting on Wednesday 26 September as the date had been set for the official unveiling of the plaque made to Euston Tap Ltd for the restored windows in the two lodges at Euston. The plaque, presented at the annual ceremony held at Merchant Taylors’ Hall on 6 December 2017, recognised the project to restore the windows of the late 19th century lodges being given the Supporters Award. As was said at the ceremony ‘It has been a thoroughly worthwhile enterprise for which all involved can take great credit.’ 	One of the more entertaining facets of the event was the ‘curtain’ used to hide the plaque before its unveiling by Chris Smyth, from the Heritage Railway Association (one of the award’s sponsors) – this was one of the T-shirts normally worn by the staff behind the bar.

One of thes lodge at Euston station showing one of the replacement windows inserted. The work carried out has transformed these important survivals of the mid-Victorian railway by restoring them to their original appearance and made them worthy winners of the Supporters Award at the 2017 National Railway Heritage Awards.

 

Attendees at meetings often long for the end of the debate but committee members of the National Railway Heritage Awards had a special reason for anticipating the end of the trust’s committee meeting on Wednesday 26 September as the date had been set for the official unveiling of the plaque made to Euston Tap Ltd for the restored windows in the two lodges at Euston. The plaque, presented at the annual ceremony held at Merchant Taylors’ Hall on 6 December 2017, recognised the project to restore the windows of the late 19th century lodges being given the Supporters Award. As was said at the ceremony ‘It has been a thoroughly worthwhile enterprise for which all involved can take great credit.’ 	One of the more entertaining facets of the event was the ‘curtain’ used to hide the plaque before its unveiling by Chris Smyth, from the Heritage Railway Association (one of the award’s sponsors) – this was one of the T-shirts normally worn by the staff behind the bar.

A late Victorian image of the two lodges showing their original condition and their relationship to the famous ‘Arch’ in the background. Euston station itself can be seen in the distance through the arch.