• Title
    Records of Southern Railway Servants' Orphanage, Woking
  • Reference
  • Production date
    1905 - 2001
  • Creator
    • Southern Railway CompanyBiography
    • London and South Western Railway CompanyBiography
    • Henry James (1881-1943) O'NeillBiography
    • British RailwaysBiography
  • Scope and Content
    The London and South Western/Southern Railway Servants' Orphanage records consists of photographs, reports and pamphlets which detail the foundation of the Orphanage in 1886, its move to Woking in 1909 and daily life in the Orphanage from the 1920s through to the 1940s. The foundation of the Southern Railway Homes for Old People in 1947 alongside the Orphanage, its extension and day-to-day running are also described. The life and work of Henry O'Neill also feature prominently within this archive.
  • Extent
    1 box
  • Physical description
    The condition of the collection is fair. Some of the items, particularly the photograph albums and newspaper cutting are damaged and are particularly fragile.
  • Language
  • Archival history
    The majority of the material in this collection was created and collected by officials of the London and South Western/Southern Railway Servant's Orphanage. 1997-7172 was donated by the family of Aldred George Evershed, Secretary and Superintendant of the Orphanage from 1938 to c 1980. 2001-7605-8 were donated by the family of Henry O'Neill, Chairman of the Orphanage from 1935 to 1943
  • Level of description
  • Repository name
    National Railway Museum, York
  • Subject
  • Conditions governing access
    Access is given in accordance with the NRM access policy. Material from this collection is available to researchers through Search Engine A Data Protection Researcher Access Form must be signed prior to viewing some records
  • Conditions governing Reproduction
    Copies may be supplied of items in the collection, provided that the copying process used does not damage the item or is not detrimental to its preservation. Copies will be supplied in accordance with the NRM's terms and conditions for the supply and reproduction of copies, and the provisions of any relevant copyright legislation
  • Related archives

    2000-7649. This booklet was produced to celebrate the opening of the LSW Railway Servants' Orphanage in July 1909. It was edited by George Kellow and includes a selection of stories, poems and cartoons from railwaymen and others.