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The Railway Broughams

Updated: Jan 28



The impressive front of Huddersfield Railway station, showing the 6 pillars over the main entrance.


Having worked for a railway company for 10 years, I've never really considered myself as coming from a Railway family. Indeed no where have I found the railway's mentioned in any of my own family research.


Searching through old Railway Employment papers 1833 - 1963 on Ancestry.com I discovered only 7 mentions of Brougham - confirming that the Broughams are far from a railway family.


Does anyone know these railway men I wonder?

  • W Brougham worked at Six-Pit Junction in the Coaching department sometime between 1871 - 1879 at the Midland Railway Company.

  • William Rutherfield Brougham born about 1856 Worked at Woodhead Station (Sheffield area) for the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Company around 1880.

  • George Brougham, born 2 Oct 1861, worked for the London and North Western as a Grinder in 1896

  • H Brougham, born about 1866, worked for the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Company, based at Ardwick Station, 1891.

  • Edward William Brougham, born about 1867, worked for the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire at Rugby Station, 1899

  • Cecil Wilfrid Brougham, born about 1888, was working for the London and South Western in May 1906

  • J Brougham, was working for the London and North Western on 24 Jan 1917.

Lord Brougham and that railway feeling


There was a Punch cartoon that ridiculed Lord Brougham following a letter he wrote describing how he felt. They did a famous cartoon.



Piece from Punch replicating Lord Brougham's letter.
© University of Exeter 2009, All Rights Reserved. Image from the special collections section of the University

Punch cartoon trying to characterise how Lord Brougham felt
© University of Exeter 2009, All Rights Reserved. Image from the special collections section of the University


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