George Stead Henry Lawrence

(Lawrance – NLR staff register [RAIL 529/134])
Train register boy. Age 13. Appt 21 Dec 1886. Transferred to LNW 1 Feb 1909. Father was a LNWR checker at Broad Street. Joined straight from school (St Columba’s Boy’s School, Kingsland Road). [RAIL 529/134/258 Folio 82.]
Train register boy. New appt. Pay 6s. [RAIL 529/53 1 Feb 1887, Loco Com Min 6438.]
Train register boy, Old Ford, to Chalk Farm. Pay 6s to 7s. 6 Nov 1887. [RAIL 529/53 30 Nov 1887, Loco Com Min 6747.]
Train register boy, Chalk Farm. Pay 7s to 9s. 21 Dec 1887. [RAIL 529/53 1 Feb 1888, Loco Com Min 6796.]
Suspended seven days with loss of pay for taking away some fish which he had picked up on the line. 17 Feb 1888. [RAIL 529/134/258 Folio 82.]
Train register boy, Chalk Farm, to St Pancras Junction. Pay 9s to 10s. 25 Mar 1889. [RAIL 529/54 3 Apr 1889, Loco Com Min 7264.]
Train register boy to additional parcels porter, Poplar. 21 Mar 1891. Pay 10s to 12s. [RAIL 529/56 29 Apr 1891, Loco Com Min 8027.]
Parcels porter, Dalston. Pay 12s to 14s. 21 Mar 1892. [RAIL 529/56 30 Mar 1892, Loco Com Min 8395.]
Parcels porter, Dalston. Pay 14s to 16s. 21 Mar 1893. [RAIL 529/57, 11 Apr 1893, Loco Com Min 8795.]
Parcels porter, Dalston. Pay 16s to 18s. [RAIL 529/57, 4 Jul 1894, Loco Com Min 9256.]Parcels clerk 25 Jul 1895. Broad Street. [RAIL 529/137/164 Folio 170.]
Parcels porter, Dalston, to parcels clerk, Camden Town. Pay 18s to £50. [RAIL 529/58, 30 Oct 1895, Loco Com Min 9697.]
Parcels clerk, Dalston. Pay £50 to £60. 25 Nov 1896. [RAIL 529/58, 2 Dec 1896, Loco Com Min 10040.]
Parcels clerk, Dalston. Pay £60 to £70. 25 Nov 1897. [RAIL 529/59 1 Dec 1897, Loco Com Min 10352.]
Parcels clerk, Dalston, to clerk, Traffic Supt’s Office. Pay £70 to £80. 1 Aug 1899. Sick on full pay 11 Dec 1899 to 29 Jan 1900. [RAIL 529/60 31 Jan 1900, Loco Com Mins 11012/13, RAIL 529/60 28 Feb 1900, Loco Com Min 11044.]
Clerk, Traffic Supt’s Office. Pay £80 to £90. 1 Jun 1901. [RAIL 529/60 6 Jun 1901, Loco Com Min 11418.]
Clerk, Traffic Supt’s Office, Pay £100 to £120. 1 May 1905. [RAIL 529/62, 4 May 1905, Loco Com Min 12615.]
Clerk Supt’s Office. Pay £120 to £130. 1 Aug 1908. [RAIL 529/64, 5 Aug 1908, Loco Com Min 13708.]
Transferred to LNWR, 1 Feb 1909. The day LNWR started working the railway on behalf of the Company. [RAIL 529/134/258 Folio 82.]
From 1 Feb 1909
George Stiad Henry Lawrence. DOB 4 Mar 1873. Joined NLR 21 Dec 1886. Salary £130 1 Aug 1908. From NLR 1 Feb 1909. [RAIL 410/1800 f91.]
LMS – Retirement [LMS Magazine, Vol XI, 1932, p215 (TNA ZPER 14/11).]
On Thursday, 7th June 1934, a pleasant ceremony took place at the Railwaymen’s Institute, Bow, when colleagues and friends of Mr. George Lawrence gathered together to express to him their good wishes on his retirement after 47 years’ service with the Company, and to present to him a barometer as a token of their esteem. Mr. H. Collins, Stationmaster, Bow, presided, and spoke in appreciative terms of the services rendered by Mr. Lawrence, concluding his remarks by wishing him long life and happiness in his retirement.
Mr. A. W. Page, of the Chief Accountant’s Office, Euston, thereupon made the presentation, during the course of which he referred to his pleasant association with the recipient in the Superintendent’s Office of the old North London Railway at Broad Street, and later in the District Superintendent’s Office, Euston.
In handing the barometer to Mr. Lawrence, Mr. Page expressed the hope that it would be “set fair” for good health and a long and happy retirement. He expressed the good wishes of the subscribers, many of whom were associated with the recipient at Euston before his transfer to Bow.
Mr. A. W. Munn, of the Chief Commercial Manager’s Office, Euston, an old colleague, supported the previous speakers and associated himself with what had been said.
Mr. Lawrence responded in reminiscent vein, recording many interesting stages in the development of the North London Railway, and concluded by expressing his appreciation of the good things which had been said of him. The barometer would occupy a prominent place at home, he said, where it would serve as a pleasant reminder of his old associates at Euston and Bow.