Four children posing with their dog at Newton Purcell, Oxfordshire

Four children and their dog, photographed outside a hut at Newton Purcell Camp, Oxfordshire, circa 1897. Navvy accommodation had improved tremendously by the time the London Extension was built. Unlike the primitive dwellings inhabited by navvies during the mid-nineteenth century, workers in the 1890s lived with their families in hutted camps erected by the contractors. See on Route Map

Digital Reference: L1577
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 - J 3/13
OS Reference: 462000 230000