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Four children posing with their dog at Newton Purcell, Oxfordshire

Four children posing with their dog at Newton Purcell, Oxfordshire

L1577. Four children and their dog, photographed outside a hut at Newton Purcell Camp, Oxfordshire, circa 1897. Navvy accommodation had improved tremendously by the time the London Extension was built. Unlike the primitive dwellings inhabited by navvies during the mid-nineteenth century, workers in the 1890s lived with their families in hutted camps erected by the contractors.
qkwNavvies' children
alt_title
themessocio-economic context
subjectBuildings - Prefabricated buildings
Buildings - Temporary buildings
Buildings - navvy huts
Houses - Dwellings
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographic prints - black and white
Photographs - 
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 161mm
IdentifierNewton - J 3/13
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 - Newton Purcell, Oxfordshire (O.S. Ref: 462000 230000)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council