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Cutting at Birstall, Leicester

Cutting at Birstall, Leicester

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L1545. Cutting and contractor's railway between Birstall Park and Mowmacre Hill, Leicester, circa 1897. This powerful photograph is a stark reminder of how the railway age changed the face of the British landscape. Henry Lovatt of Wolverhampton was the contractor who built this section of the London Extension (Contract No.2, Leake to Aylestone).
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographic prints - black and white
Photographs - 
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 161mm
IdentifierNewton - J 1/3
SourceS. W. A. Newton Collection - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
LanguageEN
Relationpart of - S. W. A. Newton Collection
copy of - glass plate negative
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Birstall, Leicester (O.S. Ref: 458700 308500)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council