Plaque at Longport Railway Station

12th July 2018

Arnold Bennett was born in 1867 in Hanley, Stoke on Trent, and went on to write very popular novels, such as The Old Wives’ Tale and Anna of the Five Towns, set in The Potteries. The J K Rowling of his day, his books sold in huge numbers, he was a figure of huge influence in politics and culture.

The Arnold Bennett Society in conjunction with East Midlands Trains and ACoRP, unveiled a ceramic plaque at Longport Railway Station known as Shawport Railway Station in the novels of Arnold Bennett, on Thursday 19 July on platform 2 at 12 noon.

The Lord Mayor of Stoke on Trent, councillor Lillian Dodd, who, as Lord Mayor, is Patron of the Arnold Bennett Society.

Professor Ray Johnson performed as Arnold Bennett, reading excerpts about Shawport Railway Station.


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