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Volunteers’ Week 6: What the volunteers’ work means to the project institutions

In this post, those working with the volunteers at each of the project institutions reflect on the project so far, and in particular on what the volunteers are doing and have brought to their institutions. Read the previous Volunteers’ Week post, from volunteer Cheryl Hunnisett, here.   National Railway Museum: The Railway Museum’s volunteers have […]

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Volunteers’ Week 4: One NRM volunteer’s experiences

In our fourth Volunteers’ Week blog post, National Railway Museum volunteer Philip James outlines some of what working on the project involves, and one case from our ongoing interwar extension which caught his eye. We’re indebted to Philip, who has been with us since the start and is now working on the third set of […]

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Volunteers’ Week 3: Coming Across My Great Grandfather in an Accident Register for 1917

We’ve been looking forward to featuring this post from Rosemary Leonard, one of the volunteers working at The National Archives on the railway company records. Rosemary mentioned the subject of this post, a remarkable coincidence, when we first met in a co-production session – so we’re really glad that she has ‘written it up’ for […]

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Volunteers’ Week 1: Volunteer voices!

1-7 June is the UK’s Volunteers’ Week – a celebration of the hard work and amazing achievements of people giving up their time freely to help others. As we’re fortunate to have lots of wonderful volunteers contributing to our project, we wanted to make sure their efforts were recognised publicly – including by saying a […]

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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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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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