Graham Robinson

12:13 PM

It is with great sadness that we have to report the death of Graham Robinson, a volunteer with the Ballast Trust. Graham had worked as a volunteer for 10 years and was a valued colleague and friend.

During his time with us he applied his many technical skills to the identification and listing of the Grahame E Langmuir collection of railway photographs which is now held at the Mitchell Library. More recently he had completed over 5 years of work to separate, rebuild and list a large collection of British Rail negatives and slides on behalf of the National Archives of Scotland.

This was a substantial project that relied heavily on Graham’s amazing powers of identification, particularly as much of the collection was from the later 20th century after the Beaching cuts when a large amount of signage disappeared making identification more difficult. Graham’s hard work has resulted in 98 boxes being completed which contain nearly 35,000 items.

He will be sorely missed by us all.

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