This series is called “The Train at Platform Five” an oral history of Kings Cross rail workers.
A team of researchers interviewed 25 people who worked at this busy London railway terminal to document what life was like working at the station for drivers, guards, pantry boys, station staff and more.
In Episode One, we explore how and why people came to work at Kings Cross Railway Station with some going back to the age of steam. There are descriptions of the station and neighbourhood in those years. We also look at the ease of getting work at the station but also the difficulties some faced.
We hope you enjoy the podcast.
This podcast was funded by the National Lottery Heritage fund. The project was set up and run by arts, education and heritage specialists digital works who worked with Camden Local Studies Centre.
To find out more about our history projects, including documentary films, podcasts, and to listen to the full unedited interviews for this project please visit www.digital-works.co.uk.