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Wagon sheet making (thumbnail)Due to popular demand, David Turner, PhD student with the Institute of Railway Studies and Transport History, York, will be re-running at short notice his talk on female workers on Britain’s Railways, 1830-1914, looking at their status, lives and employment within the industry.

The talk will be held at Kew Public Library, 106 North Road, Kew, TW9 4HJ next Tuesday, 17 January, at 6.30pm. Admission is £1 and refreshments will be served.

Places are limited so if you’d like to attend, please call Kew Public Library on 020 8734 3352 (open Tues: 10-1, 2-6, Wed 2-6, Fri 2-6, Sat 10-1, 2-5) or email kew.library@richmond.gov.uk.

The out-of-copyright image “Wagon sheet making at Nine Elms Machine Shop” is from a railway company staff magazine of the 1880s and was kindly provided by David Turner. [Click on the image for a bigger version]