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Headgear and watchman at Catesby tunnel shaft

Headgear and watchman at Catesby tunnel shaft

L2874. A navvy watchman poses for Newton's camera in front of the headgear and pumping engines at shaft no. 3a, taken during the construction of Catesby tunnel in August 1896. It was in tubs such as the one lying by this timber scaffold that many of the thirty million bricks required for the tunnel were lowered to the navvies at work beneath the surface.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - S. W. A Newton
Datecreation - 1896-08-03
TypePhotographs - black and white
Formatdimension.H - 162mm
dimension.W - 216mm
IdentifierNewton - 10/4
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.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
Location.Creation Site - Catesby, Northamptonshire (O.S. Ref: 452700 258400)
point - 1896-08-03
RightsLeicestershire County Council