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Calvert Navvy Mission Sunday School outing in Buckinghamshire

Calvert Navvy Mission Sunday School outing in Buckinghamshire

L1245. This remarkable photograph shows the Calvert Navvy Mission Sunday School on an outing in Buckinghamshire, circa 1897. Even by the 1890s navvies were still considered by Victorian moralists to be ungodly, drunken and unruly. The Navvy Mission Society supplied premises and missionaries to provide religious instruction, and this photograph suggests that many Missions had a strong and popular following. The Calvert Mission would have served the navvy community working on Contract No. 6 (Brackley to Quainton Road) built by Walter Scott & Co. of Newcastle upon Tyne.
qkwNavvy Mission Sunday School
alt_title
themessocio-economic context
subjectPeople associated with manual labour - navvies
People associated with religion - Missionaries
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - 
Photographic prints - black and white
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 161mm
IdentifierNewton - C 3/22
SourceS. W. A. Newton Collection - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
LanguageEN
Relationpart of - S. W. A. Newton Collection
copy of - glass plate negative
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Calvert, Buckinghamshire
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council