Archive | February, 2018

A Valentine’s Day special

Accidents of any sort aren’t particularly romantic, it has to be said, but given it’s St Valentine’s Day this week, we thought we’d have a topical tour through our database and see what, if anything, it held. With so many cases to choose from, it’s perhaps unsurprising that there are some cases that are relevant. […]

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Hear us speak – or invite us in!

We’re keen to get out and spread the word about the project and accidents to railway workers in the past. So we’ve got a few things coming up at which you can find out more. Firstly there’s the Guild of One Name Studies day seminar, ‘Accidents will Happen’. It takes place on 24 February in […]

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Wilson & Whyman, Middlesbrough

If you were glancing through our database of railway worker accidents in haste, you might be forgiven for spotting two similar looking names and thinking they were related: F Wilson and B Whyman, the first a fireman and the latter a driver. Both were injured at Middlesbrough on the North Eastern Railway within 30 minutes […]

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