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Blacksmiths shop at Mowmacre Hill, Leicester

Blacksmiths shop at Mowmacre Hill, Leicester

L1810. Taken at a contractor's depot around 1897, this photograph shows the blacksmith's shop in Mowmacre Hill, Leicester. Together with the huge numbers of men working with pick and shovel, many so-called navvies were actually skilled workmen. Blacksmiths, steel erectors, bridge builders, miners, enginemen and brick layers were among the many tradesmen that contractors needed to employ in order to complete the demanding and complex engineering works required for railway construction.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - Black and white
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 162mm
IdentifierNewton - N 6/1
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 - Mowmacre Hill, Leicester (O.S. Ref: 458400 307800)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council