Liverpool Street Station Campaign

Scope and Content

Papers of the Liverpool Street Station Campaign (LISSCA), including campaign files containing notes, minutes, circulars, correspondence and membership material detailing the activities and campaigning of the organisation, along with papers, cuttings and photographs relating to Liverpool Street Station and material regarding fundraising campaigns, such as the Railwalk in 1976 (1975-1978).

Administrative / Biographical History

The Liverpool Street Station Campaign (LISSCA) was formed in 1974 and campaigned for conservationist redevelopment at Liverpool Street Station, in opposition to British Rail's proposals to demolish all the buildings and replace them with a new development. Along with public meetings, petitions and publications, the Campaign also prepared alternative schemes for the rationalisation and expansion of Liverpool Street Station, while maintaining the complex of historic Victorian railway buildings. The Campaign's president was Sir John Betjeman, with Vice-Presidents including Spike Milligan, Patrick Cormack and Andrew Faulds.


No further arrangement at present.

Access Information


Acquisition Information

The papers of the Liverpool Street Station Campaign were deposited with Bishopsgate Institute by the Campaign's secretary, John Chesshyre, in March 1991.

Other Finding Aids

No further finding aid at present.

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Stefan Dickers.

Conditions Governing Use

Documents cannot be photocopied at present. Digital photography (without flash) is permitted for research purposes on completion of the Library's Copyright Declaration form and with respect to current UK copyright law.