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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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Where are we now?

The spreadsheet has been available from the site for around 2 months now, so we thought it might be a good chance to give a brief update, thank you for your interest – and ask you for your feedback on what we’re doing. The website has had well over 3,000 views, and the spreadsheet has […]

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The accident data is now available!

We’re delighted to say that the accident data is now available for you to use! You can find it on ‘The Accidents’ page, as a spreadsheet for you to download and search at your leisure. This represents the culmination of the work so far, including several months of hard effort from our superb team of […]

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What next?

Over the last month there’s been some behind the scenes activity, as we work out our next steps. Some of that is practical – chiefly, how we make the details of the accidents available to you in the most convenient and easily searchable format. But some of it is also more long-term, like what we […]

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1911-15: 3,911 individuals involved in accidents

Our superb volunteers have excelled themselves and have just finished cataloguing all the railway worker accidents investigated by the Railway Inspectors between 1 January 1911 and 30 June 1915, when investigations were halted due to the war. We were expecting a figure of around 3,000 – but the actual figure was 3,911 individual workers either […]

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