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Transcription Tuesday: William Travis’ story

Continuing the build up to next week’s Transcription Tuesday, we’ve selected another case from the volume we’ll be working on. This time it reveals what happened to W Travis, a member of the Oldham branch of the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants (ASRS). Travis worked for the London & North Western Railway, as a ‘porter […]

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Researching railway worker accidents – together

In the past 15 or so years, the academic community has become much more attuned to the value of collaboration with individuals and organisations beyond the higher education sector. Arguably, what has actually taken place is a formal recognition of the importance of work that has for a long time been carried out across this […]

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One day, 2000 records!

We’re excited to announce that we’re taking part in Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine’s ‘Transcription Tuesday’ event! On a single day, we’re going to be working together – with your help – to transcribe the entire contents of a volume of trade union records, full of details about worker accidents. It’s going to […]

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A SAD AND UNUSUAL DISCOVERY IN FAMILY RESEARCH

We’re pleased to be able to feature another guest contribution, from family historian Enid Rispin looking back at the railway ancestors in her family – though with a tragic tale. It helps to illustrate the lasting damage of workplace accidents that stretched beyond the physical – something not generally revealed in the official accident reports, […]

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