Take a look at videos and presentations relating to our project.

Addressing Health and Zooniverse: crowd-sourcing the pension records

At the end of May 1895 James Edward Buck applied for a Post Office pension. He was just 30 years old and had worked for the Post Office for nearly 15 years as a sorter in London. His pension application form reveals someone who took little time off for sickness. In the ten years before… Read More

Death certificates as historical sources

Why I love the pension records

To mark #museumathome day we thought we’d share some more information on a set of archives that are integral for our project and helped to form our collaboration with the Postal Museum. Here Dr Kathleen McIlvenna talks about her favourite records – the pensions granted to postal workers by the Treasury – and the wealth… Read More