Printout from The Last Main Line:

Navvy camp near Flecknoe, Warwickshire

Navvy camp near Flecknoe, Warwickshire

L1785. Looking across a line of contractor's temporary railway towards a navvy camp near Flecknoe, Warwickshire, circa 1897. However bleak and simplistic these huts appear today, this accommodation built by the contractors was a huge improvement on the primitive and inadequate dwellings which the navvies had inhabited for much of the nineteenth century. Workers living here would have worked for T. Oliver & Son, the firm responsible for building this section of the Last Main Line (Contract No.4, Rugby to Woodford).
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - Black and white
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 162mm
IdentifierNewton - N 1/8
SourceS. W. A. Newton Collection - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
LanguageEN
Relationcopy of - glass plate negative
part of - S. W. A. Newton Collection
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Flecknoe, Warwickshire (O.S. Ref: 452000 263600
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council