Saturday 30 November 2019, 10.00AM to 4.00pm
Railway expansion completely transformed Victorian York as bridges, stations, signals and track heralded the spread of the railway network, creating unprecedented employment opportunities. Thousands flocked to join the country's newly-formed railway companies but what did railway work offer them? What drawbacks did it have? How did railway companies treat their employees? All these issues and more will be discussed in this course which will provide a detailed understanding of what life was really like for York's Victorian railway families.
Tutor: Anne Mallery BA MA PGDip PhD