Roger W. Kidner

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R.W. Kidner 1914 - 2007

Roger Kidner was not a member of the Ffestiniog Railway Society but played in important part in fostering knowledge of British narrow gauge through the books published by the Oakwood Press, of which "The Lynton and Barnstaple Railway" was the first in 1936, but for the FR it was J. I. C. Boyd's "Narrow Gauge Rails to Portmadoc" published in 1949 by Oakwood that is credited with arousing interest among of those who came together in the early 1950s to begin the FR revival.

He founded the Oakwood Press in 1931 at the age of 17 with his school friend Michael Robbins. His contribution was recorded in a an obituary in the FR Magazine.[1]

  1. ^ "R. W. Kidner 1914 - 2007", Ffestiniog Railway Magazine, Issue 199, page(s): 432