Great Western Railway Shareholders Index

News / Great Western Railway Shareholders Index records tell Charles Dickens’ story ›

7 February, 2012 by jessmoore

Today is Charles Dickens’ 200th birthday and to mark the occasion, we’ve been investigating the records on to see what they can tell us about Dickens’ life. We feel like we know Dickens a little bit better following our research – read on to find out what our records reveal about this extraordinary man. Baptism It seemed logical to… Read more ›

Great Western Railway Shareholders Index is now complete on ›

1 April, 2010 by jessmoore

You can now find the complete Great Western Railway Shareholders Index 1835-1932 on This is not an index of railway staff, but of shareholders in the railway. The index lists names, dates, places and the event or role of the person listed. Some people appear on two or more occasions, for instance those solicitors who acted as professional executors… Read more ›

A treat for Tennyson-lovers ›

20 August, 2009 by

An exhibition to mark the bicentenary of Poet Laureate Lord Alfred Tennyson’s birth has opened at his former home, Farringford House, on the Isle of Wight. Tennyson moved into the house in 1853, remained there for the rest of his life, and immortalised it in a poem to his friend Rev F. D. Maurice. During Tennyson’s 39-year tenure, islanders were… Read more ›