Horne, Edward

Made:
2000-08-18 in St Helens and Lancashire

train recorder; shunter; booking clerk; traffic clerk; office services manager; Provident Mutual; modernisation; trade union; childhood; Edge Hill; Knotty Ash; St Johns Ambulance; father, family; school; first job; Second World War; first railway work, Broad Green; fatal accident; train recorder, Edge Hill; railway women workers; promotion to shunter; home life, Liverpool, 1943-1944; Edge Hill gridiron, work practice, staffing; damage, accidents; park sidings; troop trains from Liverpool Riverside; freight, livestock; gridiron staff; Garston, 1945; social life; pilfering; marriage; Edge Hill, 1945-1946, home life; courtship, wedding, honeymoon; wife's illness; working towards promotion; booking clerk, Hunts Cross, 1956; home, West Derby; promotion to Edge Hill; Provident Mutual representative, 1963; first child; buying a car; reorganisation at Edge Hill; appointment as traffic clerk; booking office duties; paybills; NUR raid on Edge Hill; house in St Helens; family caravan; school; move to Birkenhead Central; appointment as office services manager, 1985; duties of office services manager; office services manager, Liverpool Rail House; regarding; retirement; daughter; grandchildren; change of trade union; hospital fund; work as Provident Mutual agent; professional exam; impact of Provident Mutual on work; happiest time; career; impact of nationalisation; modernisation plan; decline of Liverpool; closure of gridiron; d.o.b. 1927-05-01; railway work 1942-1990. Edge Hill; Liverpool. 3.1496 x 2.8346 x .315 in.

Details

Category:
Oral Histories
Collection:
National Archive of Railway Oral History
Object Number:
NAROH2000-52
type:
recording
taxonomy:
  • functions
  • functions (activities)
credit:
Friends of the National Railway Museum