Staff of Edge Hill Station circa.1925

Resource Type: Image | Posted on 14th December 2011 by Jenny Porter

A photograph donated by Pat Brownbill of Edge Hill Station staff circa.1925.  Richard Brownbill, Pat’s husband’s Grandfather, is on the middle row 4th from left.  He worked at Edge Hill Station for most of his working life as a porter, ticket collector and he was also a signalman.

Richard’s son, Tom Brownbill, also worked on the railway as a cleaner, fireman and driver at Edge Hill and Brunswick from 1937 to 1981.  Here is a short extract from his archives:

‘I started my career on the railways in September 1936.  After passing a medical examination held at Corporation Street, Manchester, I was employed as a locomotive cleaner for the London Midland & Scottish Railway Company.  Based at the Edge Hill depot in Wavertree, I remember the excitement of receiving my first wage. It was 30 shillings a week and this rose to 36 shillings a week when I turned 18 the following month.’
Edited extract from Tom Brownbill’s : ‘A Career on the Railways of Britain 1936 to 1981’.

Staff of Edge Hill Station circa.1925

Tagged under: edge hill station, railway workers, edge hill station buildings, signalmen, porters, 1920s, cleaners, ticket collector

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By chris spode on 29th May 2015

Interesting Archive. I worked at Birmingham New Street station in the 70’s, and met Tom Brownbill when attending to his electric locomotives at the Signal Box sidings before he returned with them to Liverpool.
I recall him telling me of being fireman on the Turbomotive engine, a particular interest of mine.
I lost contact after moving to Willesden in 1980 for another job. Would like to know of him, and if the book archive is still available to purchase.

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