Useful web sites for "working lives"

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LesleyB
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Useful web sites for "working lives"

Post by LesleyB » Tue Jul 24, 2007 12:32 am

A list of useful web sites for "working lives" :
http://talkingscot.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10337
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Post by LesleyB » Tue Jul 24, 2007 10:55 pm

If you are wondering what type of work your ancestor was invloved in, some of the links found above may be helpful.

If you find any web sites with helpful descriptions of what working life was like long ago in any trade or profession, then please let us know and we can add your new links to the list.

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Re: Useful web sites for "working lives"

Post by Ian I » Fri Oct 30, 2009 6:47 pm

My Grandfather, David Inglis born 18.12.1869, was the Stationmaster at Partick Central in 1927. Are there any railway records where I can find more information.

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Re: Useful web sites for "working lives"

Post by Currie » Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:30 am

Hello Ian,

Who paid the Stationmaster? Was it the railway company that owned the line?

From various Wikis: Partick Central Railway Station was built in the 1890s by the Lanarkshire and Dunbartonshire Railway Company. On 16 August 1909 the Lanarkshire and Dunbartonshire Railway was absorbed into the Caledonian Railway. In 1923, the Railway became part of LMS.

So in 1929 the line was owned by London Midland and Scottish Railway. The LMS Society has a website at hhttp://www.lmssociety.org.uk/They say “We do not have any staff records and are unable to give details of relatives' employment etc. Such enquiries are best directed to the National Railway Museum, the National Archive or local record offices”

Have a good read of what the National Railway Museum has to say
http://www.nrm.org.uk/ResearchAndArchive.aspx

The National Archives of Scotland has some railway records http://www.nas.gov.uk/guides/railway.asp

There’s a list of Railway Staff Records held by National Archives on this page
London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1923-1947 RAIL 426/1-15 , RAIL 421/13 , RAIL 1015/8 (Whatever all that actually means)
http://yourarchives.nationalarchives.go ... ds_-_Staff

I wouldn’t be too surprised if there was something in the Glasgow Herald for this fellow but it isn’t online past 1900. Maybe there’s something in the Scotsman. http://archive.scotsman.com/ Lots of things happen at Railway Stations.

Hope there’s something useful there,
Alan

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Re: Useful web sites for "working lives"

Post by Ian I » Sat Oct 31, 2009 6:22 pm

Alan,

Thanks for the reply.

Have followed up on some of your leads, one of which lead me to a publication called ' Was Your Grandfather a Railwayman? ' Available on Amazon (used) which I have ordered.

Once again, thanks for the info, will keep you informed.

Ian

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