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In pictures: the Euston arch

Painting of the Euston arch by John Cooke Bourne (Picture: National Railway Museum).

A campaign has begun to rebuild the Euston arch, built in 1838 to form the entrance to the first major railway terminus in London (Picture: National Railway Museum).

Demolition of the arch in 1962

Campaigners lost track of the stones from the arch after its demolition in 1962.

Platforms at Euston station

The place where the arch stood is now on the platforms of the existing station.

The Prescott Channel. (Inset) Column slab lifted from the channel in 1994

The Prescott Channel in east London, where some of the stones are now submerged. One (inset) was raised in 1994.

Dresden's restored Frauenkirche

Architecture writer Dan Cruickshank says rebuilding the arch will be "heroic" like the restoration of Dresden's Frauenkirche.

Site of Bramley Fall quarry

Bramley Fall quarry, where the stones for the original arch came from, is now landscaped over.

Stone being cut at Blackhill quarry

Bramley Fall stone from Blackhill quarry can be cut to sizes similar to those used in the Euston arch.

The Trust's impression of how the rebuilt arch would look

The Euston Arch Trust wants the arch rebuilt on the Euston Road, between two existing lodges inset). (Main pic - Joe Robson)


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