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Navvies working on trenches at Marylebone

Navvies working on trenches at Marylebone

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L2231. Shovels in hand, these navvies are hard at work on excavation trenches near Marylebone Road, London. Despite being the shortest of the seven contracts issued for the construction of the Last Main Line, the two miles from Marylebone to West Hampstead proved to be the most expensive section of the line to build. J.T. Firbank of London Bridge was the firm contracted to take the Railway through the congested capital.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - Black and white
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 160mm
IdentifierNewton - R 3/6
SourceS. W. A. Newton Collection - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
LanguageEN
Relationcopy of - glass plate negative
part of - S. W. A. Newton Collection
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Marylebone, London (O.S. Ref: 527500 182000)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council