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Railway history talk - Tuesday 13 February, Portsmouth
« on: February 01, 2024, 23:16:33 pm »
People might be interested in a public talk coming up in Portsmouth:

‘Into the jaws of death’: Working & dying on Britain’s railways, c.1890-1939
Tuesday 13 February, 7pm
Park Building, University of Portsmouth
Portsmouth Branch, Historical Association

I'll be giving the talk, introducing some of the hazards of working on Britain’s railways from the end of the 19th century to the Second World War. I'll think about how Portsmouth fits into a national picture, and will introduce the ‘Railway Work, Life & Death’ project, focusing on workers involved in accidents before 1939 and making information more easily available for researchers.

More information on the whole programme of talks for the Branch here:

https://www.history.org.uk/branches/resource/1775/portsmouth-branch-programme