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The frozen River Trent, Nottingham

The frozen River Trent, Nottingham

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L1396. This fantastic photograph taken on 16th February 1895 shows the River Trent at Wilford in Nottingham completely frozen over. The wooden pile structure in the background is the contractor's (Logan & Hemingway) temporary bridge in readiness for the construction of the impressive Trent Viaduct. People are standing on the ice, confident of its strength, while others stand on the bridge itself. Note the wave formations in the ice.
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - 1895-02-16
TypePhotographic prints - Black & White
Photographs - 
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 161mm
IdentifierNewton - F 4/3
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 - Wilford, Nottingham (O.S. Ref: 457000 338000)
point - 1895-02-16
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
RightsLeicestershire County Council