A new take on The Great Train Robbery

A new take on The Great Train Robbery

Bruce Reynolds handcuffed after taking part in the Great Train Robbery

Bruce Reynolds handcuffed after taking part in the Great Train Robbery

The Great Train Robbery

The Great Train Robbery took place on August One Train Driver died.

On Thursday 8 August we will be marking 50 years since The Great Train Robbery with a talk by Andrew Cook and touring exhibition.

On Thursday 8 August we will be marking 50 years since The Great Train Robbery with a talk by Andrew Cook and touring exhibition.

"Ronnie" Biggs (8 August 1929 – 18 December 2013) was an English thief, known for his role in the Great Train Robbery of 1963, for his escape from prison in 1965, for living as a fugitive for 36 years.

"Ronnie" Biggs (8 August 1929 – 18 December 2013) was an English thief, known for his role in the Great Train Robbery of 1963, for his escape from prison in 1965, for living as a fugitive for 36 years.

godblessjohnford: “The Great Train Robbery (Edwin S. Porter, 1903) ”

godblessjohnford: “The Great Train Robbery (Edwin S. Porter, 1903) ”

1963 Great Train Robbery in UK went unsolved until August of 2013, 50 yrs after the crime, Scotland Yard Detectives are credited-Scene nr. Cheddington

1963 Great Train Robbery in UK went unsolved until August of 2013, 50 yrs after the crime, Scotland Yard Detectives are credited-Scene nr. Cheddington

Under the guidance of police officers, three hooded men are taken to waiting police cars at Linslade, Buckinghamshire, after being remanded in custody on charges in connection with the great train robbery the previous week. Two women were also remanded in custody.

Under the guidance of police officers, three hooded men are taken to waiting police cars at Linslade, Buckinghamshire, after being remanded in custody on charges in connection with the great train robbery the previous week. Two women were also remanded in custody.

The Great Train Robbery

The Great Train Robbery

Alan Walker Nine Who Wrote Down Car Registration Numbers Near His Home In Oakley Was Visited By Detectives Investigating The Great Train Robbery.

Alan Walker Nine Who Wrote Down Car Registration Numbers Near His Home In Oakley Was Visited By Detectives Investigating The Great Train Robbery.

Ronnie Biggs makes an obscene gesture as he attends the funeral of Bruce Reynolds, the mastermind behind the Great Train Robbery

Ronnie Biggs makes an obscene gesture as he attends the funeral of Bruce Reynolds, the mastermind behind the Great Train Robbery

Map showing where the great Train Robbery took place in August 1963 and a gallery of the robbers

Map showing where the great Train Robbery took place in August 1963 and a gallery of the robbers

Train driver David Whitby gets a cup of tea from his mother at home in Crewe, Cheshire, 18th August 1963. Whitby was co-driver of the mail train, which was hijacked in the 2.6 million pound Great Train Robbery, committed ten days previously at Ledburn, Buckinghamshire.

Train driver David Whitby gets a cup of tea from his mother at home in Crewe, Cheshire, 18th August 1963. Whitby was co-driver of the mail train, which was hijacked in the 2.6 million pound Great Train Robbery, committed ten days previously at Ledburn, Buckinghamshire.

Bruce Reynolds, the alleged mastermind of the great train robbery of 1963, was put down to his final sentence in one of our Ecoffins Cromer coffins

Bruce Reynolds, the alleged mastermind of the great train robbery of 1963, was put down to his final sentence in one of our Ecoffins Cromer coffins

Train driver Jack Mills (1905 - 1970) returns to work after 39 weeks of sick leave, 12th May 1964. Mills was beaten with an axe handle during the 2.6 million pound Great Train Robbery committed at Ledburn, Buckinghamshire, on 8th August 1963. In May 1964, train driver Jack Mills returned to work after sick leave. He died of leukaemia in 1970

Train driver Jack Mills (1905 - 1970) returns to work after 39 weeks of sick leave, 12th May 1964. Mills was beaten with an axe handle during the 2.6 million pound Great Train Robbery committed at Ledburn, Buckinghamshire, on 8th August 1963. In May 1964, train driver Jack Mills returned to work after sick leave. He died of leukaemia in 1970

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