Meet at King’s Cross station, walk through to St Pancras Gardens , hear stories of women working in around these Victorian stations
In the mid 1800s, the coming of the railway transformed people’s lives forever – particularly those who lived around around new terminii (or terminals) like King’s Cross and St Pancras.
Charles Dickens likened it to an earthquake. It was an age of excitement and displacement, revolution and reform.
Some women worked in the new hotels, some in the offices as clerks, in WW1 they cleaned, repaired and even drove some of the trains. Whilst others worked on the margins, working long hours and earning very little.
Join us on a walk which winds its way through the social history of the women of Camden, Kings Cross – St Pancras and ends at the atmospheric St Pancras Old Church, burial place of two famous women: author Mary Wollstonecraft and Victorian philanthropist Angela Burdett Coutts.
Meet outside the front of King’s X station near platform 8