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Interior of a navvy hut near Calvert, Buckinghamshire

Interior of a navvy hut near Calvert, Buckinghamshire

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L2432. Thought to have been photographed on 07.06.1897, this is the interior of a foreman's navvy hut near Calvert. Despite its primitive appearance, this timber accommodation erected by the contractor was decidedly comfortable when compared with the crude dwellings that navvies had endured for much of the nineteenth century. As the pram standing by the table demonstrates, navvies working on the Last Main Line often had their families living with them.
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ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - 1897-06-07
TypePhotographs - Black and white
Formatdimension.H - 119mm
dimension.W - 163mm
IdentifierNewton - Y 2/14
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 - Calvert, Buckinghamshire
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
point - 1897-06-07
RightsLeicestershire County Council