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Navvies by a hut in Leicester

Navvies by a hut in Leicester

L2424. A group of navvies pose for Newton's camera beside their hut in Leicester, circa 1897. Note that despite their differing ages, these men are all wearing the unmistakable navvy dress of thick trousers, waistcoat, hat and neckerchief.
qkwNavvies
alt_title
themescommunity histories
subjectAnimals - dog
Equipment - wheelbarrows
People associated with manual labour - Navvies
Railway Companies - Great Central Railway
railway employees - railway construction workers
railways - railway construction & maintenance
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - Black and white
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 160mm
IdentifierNewton - Y 2/6
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 - Leicester, Leicestershire
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council