Edmund Gibbs's Great Western Railway Service

Edmund Gibbs (#38), worked for six years for the Great Western Railway as a signalman and finally a shunter as shown in the above record.
Note that his starting wage in 1879 was 16 shillings (0.80 in current money) which according to The National Archives currency converter would have the same spending worth of 36.56 in 2005.
His highest wage in 1883 of 21 shillings (1.05 in current money) equates to 50.73.
It seems that a shunter was not paid as much as a signalman as his final wage in 1885 was 18 shillings which equates to 43.48.


(C) M.T. Gibbs 2013