It will be worth getting up early on Sunday 16th June if you are in the Whitstable area, as the historic locomotive Invicta will be returning to the town in a dramatic fashion.

In order to get the Invicta into position in the Whitstable Museum, Invicta will be craned over the rooftops, 189 years after it first arrived in the town.

The locomotive was built by Robert Stephenson and Co., and operated on the Canterbury and Whitstable Railway. This railway, known as the Crab and Winkle Line, was incorporated in 1825 and was the first railway in England to carry people in steam-hauled trains.

Invicta is owned by the Transport Trust and is on a long term loan to Canterbury City Council’s museums and galleries service.

Fingers crossed all goes well!