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Mayhem on the Midland
Monday 13 June 2016, 12:00pm - 02:00pm
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 Mayhem on the Midland {an Accident, a Suicide, and a Murder} - Chris and Judy Rouse

This originated as a brief report to the Board of Trade, and which concerned an accident which occurred on Wednesday 8th December 1847 on the Midland Counties Line, in the early days of rail travel, involving the wife of Lord Zetland and her maid Emily Jeffs whilst travelling in their own private carriage on the train. One point made was that the plight of Emily Jeffs who remained largely anonymous in early accounts, would probably never have come to light if it had not been for the prominence and persistence of her employers. Using railway and other records to investigate railway ancestors


Location Southwark