Railway Work, Life & Death: A Talk by Dr Mike Esbester

Thursday, 26 August 2021 - Thursday, 26 August 2021
19:30 to 20:30
Free
headofsteam@darlington.gov.uk
01325 405060
As part of our 'On Track for Change' project, join Dr Mike Esbester to find out more about accidents and safety on the UK's railways.
The Railway Work, Life & Death project 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 aims to make it easier to find out about railway worker accidents in Britain and Ireland from the late 1880s to 1939. Although today most people don’t realise it, working on the railways 100 years ago was incredibly dangerous, with hundreds killed and tens of thousands injured each year.

Dr Mike Esbester is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Portsmouth, specialising in the history of transport and mobility, and in the history of accidents and safety in modern Britain. He is particularly interested in the history of railway worker safety, the subject of his forthcoming book under contract with Taylor & Francis.

Event will be held on Zoom. Zoom link will be sent in advance of the talk.