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Pit headgear at Catesby tunnel

Pit headgear at Catesby tunnel

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L2875. Perhaps an unlikely snapshot of railway construction, this photograph was taken of the headgear and temporary wooden structures that lay at the surface of tunnel shaft no. 3, one of many holes which were bored out for the building of Catesby tunnel. In small tubs such as the one by the shaft entrance, bricks and materials would be lowered to the men working below, and likewise would be returned to the surface full of spoil and other debris.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - S. W. A Newton
Datecreation - 1896-08-03
TypePhotographs - black and white
Formatdimension.H - 162mm
dimension.W - 216mm
IdentifierNewton - 10/5
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.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
Location.Creation Site - Catesby, Northamptonshire (O.S. Ref: 452700 258400)
point - 1896-08-03
RightsLeicestershire County Council