Thursday 14 May 2015
William Shenton 1881-1963 London and North Eastern Railway Staff Magazine Dec 1946
London and North Eastern Railway Magazine Dec 1946
Long Service. The retirement of Mr. William Shenton, driver at Ardsley, on November 4, at the age of 65, reveals a very interesting record of continuous family service on the railway : John Shenton (grand- father) entered service of South Yorks Rly. Co. at Mexborough in 1851 ; William Shenton (father) entered service of Manchester, Sheffield and Lincoln Rly. Co. at Mexborough in 1870 and was accidentally killed in a railway accident in 1913; William Shenton entered service of Manchester, Shefﬁeld and Lincoln Rly. Co. at Walton in 1896 and after serving at various places was appointed driver at Wakeﬁeld in 1910 and transferred to Ardsley in 1934. Mr. John Shenton’s second son, Richard, also took up a railway career, joining the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincoln Rly. Co. about 1870, retiring in 1922. He had three sons, all of whom are still in L.N.E.R. service, William and John as drivers, at Woodford and Grimsby respectively, and Harry as Running Foreman at Cambridge.