A newly-acquired collection in our archive is a vital piece in the jigsaw for anybody researching railway history.
A woman’s work is never done—especially not on the railways when there’s a war on.
We have become familiar with images of wartime Christmas truces where fighting stopped—but this certainly wasn’t the universal experience on the Western Front 100 years ago.
“It’s been like trying to untangle a ball of string with lots of different stands”: our volunteers have been hard at work creating railway company biographies to aid researchers.
Jules Hussey and her colleague Sue Giovanni explain how Search Engine helped their ‘Inspired By The Subway’ research project on the Crystal Palace station.
Archivists normally hate the media describing archives as “lost” and “discovered”. My only excuse for using such tired clichés is that this collection actually was lost and discovered.
Archivist Alison Kay explores what our collections can tell us about life on board a First World War ambulance train.