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 of information that they contain about health and sickness in the workforce.

If this video intrigues you and you’d be interested in getting to know these records a bit better and help our project, please keep an eye on our social media and blog. The digitisation and transcription of these records are activities we’re working on, even as we all work from home, and opportunities to get involved will be coming up very soon.

Dr Kathleen McIlvenna: @kathleenmcil