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FROM ULSTER TO OTFORD - THE HAMILTON FAMILY AND THE RAILWAYUntil the mid-1880s, Otford was a quiet, isolated valley. That changed when the railway was extended from Waterfall.

FROM ULSTER TO OTFORD - THE HAMILTON FAMILY AND THE RAILWAY

Following the Annual General Meeting on 7 March 2024, John Shipp will talk briefly about the Hamilton family who settled at Otford in 1872. A decade later their lives and those of their neighbours were changed by the arrival of the railway and the opening of the Metropolitan Mine at Helensburgh.


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