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Navvies tea break.

Navvies tea break.

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L1208. A gang of seven navvies take a break from work to enjoy a cup of tea. According to S. W. A. Newton's notes, the image shows the 'Coffeeman making tea at Albion Road' in Kilburn. There is a boiler in the left of the picture and one of the navvies is carrying a can (probably full of water). Three of the navvies are in fact young boys of about thirteen years-of-age, and their small size is readily apparent when comparing them to the shovel in the hand of the boy on the right. A narrow gauge contractor's line runs off to the right of the picture.
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1896
TypePhotographic prints - Black & White
Photographs - 
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 161mm
IdentifierNewton - B 6/10
SourceS. W. A. Newton Collection - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
Relationpart of - S. W. A. Newton Collection
copy of - glass plate negative
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Albion Road, Kilburn, London
period - circa 1896
Location.Current Site - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
RightsLeicestershire County Council