I was pleasantly surprised to find the web site of the Euston Arch Trust, an organisation set up to recover as many of the stones from the old arch as possible and restore it at an appropriate site back near the station. Among its leading lights are Dan Cruickshank and Michael Palin. It’s an excellent web site, I’m sure you’ll agree, with lots of handy and interesting information. It instils a feeling of optimism. The only problem is, not much seems to have been happening for at least a couple of years. No news updates, no blog posts etc.
I sent them an email at least six months ago, asking for the latest news on the project, and how could London Historians help them spread the word? That kind of thing. No reply. Last night I noticed that the secretary of the Trust was on Facebook, so (and I don’t really like to do this, but needs must), I sent him a message asking the same. I’m hoping he’ll get back to me.
I really believe this is a worthwhile project. It’s such a shame that it appears to have stalled, possibly terminally. If anyone knows Messrs. Cruickshank or Palin or anyone associated with the Trust, we’d be most grateful to hear what you can find out.