Navvy watchman at Upper Shackborough, Warwickshire

Navvy watchman standing outside a hut, near to Staverton Road, Upper Shackborough, Warwickshire, circa 1897. The mud and stone built up around this primitive structure would doubtless provide extra strength, but would also help to insulate it from the cold. This part of the line formed part of Contract No. 4, (Rugby to Woodford) built by T. Oliver & Son. See on Route Map

Digital Reference: L1434
Creator: Newton, S. W. A. - circa 1897
Contributor: Leicestershire County Council
Type: black and white
Format: 118mm, 161mm
Copyright: Leicestershire County Council
Source: S. W. A. Newton Collection - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland (part of S. W. A. Newton Collection, copy of glass plate negative)
Identifier: Newton - G 3/4
OS Reference: 451900 261600