Monthly meeting April 2021 – John Polley: Driving under London

John Polley has a variety of interests, including local history, transport, and industrial archaeology.

When John left school back in the long hot summer of 1976 he wanted to become a train driver. However, his mother would not let him do so as she felt that it was a dirty low paid job.

24 years later John finally ‘got on the handle’ when aged 40 he joined London Underground as a trainee tube train driver. It was to be one of the best experiences of his working life.

John will explain how the London Underground that we are all familiar with today came to be. He will take us behind the scenes on a journey along the Northern Line and will point out some little known interesting facts.

Note: The zoom link will be sent out to members with the newsletter on Sunday 18th April