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Calling the Rolling Stones!

If you’d asked a year ago – or even last week – if our project, on UK and Irish railway worker accidents of the early 20th century, would be tweeting the Rolling Stones, the answer would clearly have been ‘no.’ However, it became relevant at last week’s Science Museum Group Research Conference, so now we […]

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Railway accidents and deaths: archives at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick

This week’s post comes from a guest contributor, Helen Ford, Manager of the Modern Records Centre at the University of Warwick – and a staunch supporter of our project. In the post Helen reflects upon the project, the topic of railway worker accidents and the sources at the Modern Records Centre, home to all sorts […]

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A year in the life of the project

Today we reach a significant project milestone: it’s a year since we made the database of nearly 4,000 British & Irish railway worker accidents available to the public! That’s as good a time as any to take stock. It’s been a busy time. We’ve been promoting the project as widely as possible, to get people […]

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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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Tweet us – @RWLDproject

We’ve been trying to get an update on the blog once a week since we made the spreadsheet available, drawing on the volunteers’ work and going into a bit more detail about some of the cases found in the reports. We’re going to keep on doing that, interspersed with updates and other things we’re doing […]

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