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Navvies and a steam crane at Bedehouse Meadows, Leicester

Navvies and a steam crane at Bedehouse Meadows, Leicester

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L1605. A line of navvies pose for Newton's camera at Bedehouse Meadows, Leicester, circa 1897. Note the cab of the steam crane that almost appears as a small hut. These machines were built without shelters of any kind, and so to afford the men a small degree of comfort the contractors quickly produced improvised cabs. This one is an unusually tidy and well constructed example. Henry Lovatt of Wolverhampton was the contractor responsible for building this part of the Railway (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 5/16
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 - Leicester, Leicestershire (O.S. Ref: 458000 303500)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council