#TwiceRemoved with Mike Esbester

Twice Removed

My guest, Mike Esbester (co-lead on the incredible Railway Work, Life & Death project) delves into the lives of railway workers. We explore workers rights and the dangerous nature of many of the railway occupations. What happened to our ancestors when they had an accident? How were they treated? What rights did they have? Find out here.

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What was life working on the railways really like?

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A Spotlight on the Railway Work, Life & Death Project

Dr Mike Esbester (University of Portsmouth) is co-lead on this amazing collaborative project.

RWLD is a joint initiative between the University of Portsmouth, the National Railway Museum (NRM) and the Modern Records Centre at the University of Warwick (MRC). The project works closely with other institutions including The National Archives of the UK and a large group of volunteers.

The project is striving to improve access to information on railway worker accidents in Britain and Ireland from the late 1880s to 1939. Along with it’s vast volume of transcribed data (from a range of sources), the website boasts a wealth of blog posts – many exploring individual lives. A must visit for all family historians!

Visit the RWLD Project website: www.railwayaccidents.port.ac.uk

Follow the RWLD Project on Twitter @RWLDProject

5 Things You Need To Know About Your Railway Ancestors

Here’s my 5 key takeaways from chatting with Mike Esbester for this episode of #TwiceRemoved.

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