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Navvies beside the contractor's line at Rugby

Navvies beside the contractor's line at Rugby

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L2280. Seven navvies pose for Newton's camera beside a line of contractor's temporary railway on a tipping bank just north of the River Avon viaduct. These men would most likely have worked for T. Oliver & Son, as this spot marks the north end of Contract No.4, the section of the Last Main Line for which that firm was responsible (Rugby to Woodford). Note the familiar attire of hat, waistcoat and neckerchief; the indispensable items of navvy dress.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - 18970313
TypePhotographs - Black and white
Formatdimension.H - 115mm
dimension.W - 162mm
IdentifierNewton - T 1/5
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 - Rugby, Warwickshire (O.S. Ref: 451800 276600)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
point - 18970313
RightsLeicestershire County Council