The Platt Family

(A fatal explosion which resulted in a long, if not the longest, serving charwoman and pregnancy) (originally published in Journal 59, April 2014, of the NLRHS) [John and Elizabeth Platt, and children William, Daniel and Alice]   John Platt was born in Finchley on the 21 September 1827, son of William, a labourer, and Jane […]

William Acton Gittins, engine driver – 1833 - 1909 NLR Railwayman

William Acton Gittins

Driver and Thrice Married (Originally published in Journal 56, March 2013, of the North London Railway Historical Society) [Including sons William Acton and Alfred Acton] by Carol Clarke, his great great granddaughter, with railway research by Peter Bloomfield [William Acton Gittins, engine driver – 1833-1909]   He was born in No 3 Alfred Street, Millwall, […]