Archive | November, 2021

Major Keaton Kay 1871–1935

This week’s blog post is another that came about via an enquiry received by the project. Derek, this week’s author, was researching his family history, including a railway staff accident. Whilst we weren’t able to help directly – the date was earlier than our current project coverage, though we are moving backwards deeper into the […]

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On Track for Change – a visitor’s perspective

In this guest post, Louise Bell reflects on her visit to the ‘On Track for Change’ exhibition at Head of Steam, earlier this year. The exhibition took a look at how artificial limbs were made, used and understood on the railways, and included a creative response to the relationships between railways, prostheses and their owners […]

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Craig Shaw – an appreciation

In our past blog posts we’ve usually concentrated on the project subject matter, whether that be cases found in the records we’re working with, contributions about railway accidents, or project events and activities. However, this week we’re focusing on one of the project team, for an appreciation of his work: Craig Shaw. Craig was a […]

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