granton:hub is delighted to invite you to an outdoor talk at the Granton Gasworks Train Station to listen to Kenneth Williamson who will outline the significance of this historic listed building. The Granton Gas Works Station was opened on 27 February, 1903 to take the workers to and from the Gas Works. It closed in 1942. The station is currently going through a complete refurbishment and will become a major enterprise hub managed by WASPS.
The talk will be followed by a walk, taking in further landmarks such as Granton’s Gasometer, Caroline Park House and the listed Madelvic car factory to arrive at Madelvic House, the base of granton:hub. Here, participants will be invited to view the history hub heritage exhibition in addition to Edinburgh College of Art project CUTE, Cultural Heritage at the Edge in Granton. This research project was carried out by academics and 20 postgraduate students who interviewed the local community on their views of cultural heritage and what it means for Granton.Visitors will be able to view the many display boards and exhibition materials, whilst some light refreshments will be provided.
PLEASE NOTE: Kenneth Williamson’s talk will last approximately 30 minutes and will be held outside, next to the newly erected boards on the fence outside the station (opposite Morrison’s superstore on Waterfront Broadway). Please arrive by 3:15pm. After the talk, participants will walk (0.6 miles) along Waterfront Avenue to granton: hub which is located at Madelvic House, Granton Park Avenue, Edinburgh EH5 1HS. The talk is suitable for children aged 12+ who must be accompanied by an adult.Book a space on Eventbrite