Insurance Tickets Sign

Accession number: 20841
Location: Small Objects Store
Date: 1912-30

Background Information

In the earliest days of railways accidents were an almost daily occurrence.

In 1848 the Universal Railway Casualty Compensation Company was formed ‘to grant assurances on the lives of persons travelling by railway and to grant, in cases, of accident not having a fatal termination, compensations to the assured for injuries received under certain conditions’. In 1862 the company was incorporated as the Railway Passengers Assurance Company and continued in business offering a variety of insurances until 2005.