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Demolition on Talbot Lane to make way for Leicester's Great Central Station

Demolition on Talbot Lane to make way for Leicester's Great Central Station

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L1594. Demolition work on Leicester's 'Talbot Lane, clearing way for new station' (S.W.A. Newton's notes). On the right of the photograph is St. Nicholas Church. The task of constructing a Railway through an old and established city was no small challenge, and hundreds of properties had to be bought, demolished and cleared in order to make a path for the Last Main Line. Henry Lovatt of Wolverhampton was the contractor responsible for building this section of the London Extension.
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1895
TypePhotographic prints - black and white
Photographs - 
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 161mm
IdentifierNewton - J 5/5
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 - Talbot Lane, Leicester (O.S. Ref: 458100 304400)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1895
RightsLeicestershire County Council