Lapidge Ashlin Family Tree

Nepotism and Inter Breeding On The North London Railway

(originally published in Journals 57, August 2013, and 58, December 2013, of the North London Railway Historical Society)   [Including William Lapidge, John Lapidge , Elizabeth Jane née Lapidge, Joseph John Ashlin, Joseph William Ashlin, George Edward Ashlin, Albert E Ashlin, Henry Elsom, John Thomas Schmutter, Reuben Hart, Jane Crouch and Elizabeth Jones]   The […]

Police Raid Dalston Station Sunday, 24th July, 1904

(or The Tea Leaf Porters of Dalston) (originally published in Journal 53, March 2012, of the North London Railway Historical Society) [Charles Alfred Alldred, John Baker, George Samuel Belsham, James George Edwin Dorling, and Charles Joseph Green] Over quite a long period complaints had been received that passengers’ luggage consigned from long distances to the […]

William Adams

Friends And Family

(originally published in Journal 28, Summer 2000, of the NLRHS) [Henry Daniel Martin, William Adams, John Carter Park and Henry James Pryce]   When, in February 1838, the East India Dock Company merged with the West India Dock Company to become, not unnaturally the East and West India Dock Company, it caused some prob­lems for […]

Jim Connor Collection - Ivison Andrew - Homerton exterior NLR Railway

Andrew Ivison, Porter, Bigamist and General Enigma

(originally published in Journal 54, July 2012, of the NLRHS)   Andrew Ivison was born in 1833 in Brigstock, Northamptonshire. His parents were William Ivison, born circa 1799 in Kingsgrove, Cumberland, an accountant, and Elizabeth Parke, born circa 1813 in Cheapside, Middlesex. He was one of eight children. Andrew married Amy Puxley who was 23 […]

Collision at Bow Station on 7th November, 1883

(or carrying nepotism too far) (originally published in Journal 55, December 2012, of the NLRHS) [William Joyce, Edwin Joyce, Charles Jupp and William Patmore] The 7th November, 1883, saw the East End of London, and Bow in particular, suffering from a dense fog with visibility restricted between six and twenty yards. The driver of the […]