Railway Work, Life & Death Project's Q&A

Railway Work, Life & Death Project's Q&A

Notice from the Railway, Work, Life & Death Project 


The Railway Work, Life & Death project (RWLD) is proud to announce the recent update to its FREE open access online database with the addition of a further c.16,000 new cases of railway worker accidents. This recent extension of the project adds numerous opportunities for research by family historians and genealogists, academic researchers and students, heritage groups and societies, local historians and more!

This FREE online event is designed to help you understand what is included within the database and in its new case materials. The RWLD project's co-lead Dr Mike Esbester will host this Q&A - discussing opportunities or interests you might have and how the RWLD database may be insightful to your research and help with any queries you may have.

There are two sessions being run:

  • Wednesday 27 July, Lunchtime12.30pm
  • Thursday 28 July, evening 7.30pm

Tickets are free and can be ordered up to 10 minutes before each of the events. These are held online only and over video call via ZOOM.

Link to register  👉https://www.eventbrite.com/e/railway-work-life-death-project-new-data-qa-tickets-388090307557

We would be really grateful if you could also complete the following short form (c.5 min) so we can gauge participants previous interaction with the project and database:

RWLD New Data - What will you discover?

About the RWLD project:

the RWLD project is an collaboration between the University of Portsmouth, the National Railway Museum and the Modern Records Centre at the University of Warwick. The project also works with other institutions including The National Archives of the UK.

We’re making it easier to find out about railway worker accidents in Britain and Ireland from the late 1880s to 1939. We’re providing data about who was involved, what they were doing on the railways, what happened to them and why. Although today most people don’t realise it, working on the railways 100 years ago was incredibly dangerous, with hundreds killed and tens of thousands injured each year.

For more information about the project and to access the FREE database please visit: https:/www.railwayaccidents.port.ac.uk/

For any further questions or to contact us please email:

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Margaret Roberts

Written by : Margaret Roberts