Railway Records for Family Historians Workshop

Did your Ancestors work on the railways? Britain’s railway history is complex and can be difficult to decipher.

In this workshop, we will unravel the history of the railway companies, from British Railways in the 1980s back to the first railway companies in the Victorian period. We will work through some sample railway documents to decipher what the railway language used within them means, and how they can be used by family historians to build their family histories. We will conclude by looking at where railway archives can be found and how they can be accessed.

Pre-booking is required because places are limited. Bookings close one day before the event.

Please note this is a face-to-face workshop, held in The Centre for Heritage and Family History in Reading.  

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Book Event

Member £9

For members of Berkshire Family History Society

Available Tickets: 13
The Member ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
Non-Members £10

For non-members of Berkshire Family History Society

Available Tickets: 13
The Non-Members ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.

Date

15 Oct 2022

Time

11:00 - 13:00

Tickets from

£10.00
The Centre for Heritage & Family History

Location

The Centre for Heritage & Family History
2nd Floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3BQ
Category

Speaker

  • Richard Marks
    Richard Marks

    Richard Marks is a published historian based in Berkshire who specialises in military, industrial and railway history. His current areas of research are the aircraft and systems of the RAF, industrial development in the Victorian period, and the development of the railway and canal systems in Britain in the mid to late 19th Century. Richard is also currently researching a PhD in industrial history.

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