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“Marples Must Go!” The controversial life and career of Ernest Marples

15th January 2021 in Archives Centre, Our Collections

Ernest Marples

Check out our latest online exhibition on Ernest Marples - the controversial Minister of Transport who oversaw the closure of a huge portion of the UK's railways in the 1960s.

Somehow the name of ‘Beeching’ survived while that of ‘Marples’ faded. I discovered him to be rather impressive – a key figure in the repositioning of the Conservatives as a socially responsive party before 1979.

Martin Upham, biographer and co-author of "Ernest Marples: the shadow behind Beeching"

The new catalogue to the Marples Papers is available here.

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