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Navvies having lunch beside Brackley viaduct

Navvies having lunch beside Brackley viaduct

L2434. A gang of navvies, doubtless taking a well deserved lunch break beside Brackley viaduct. These men would most likely have worked for Walter Scott & Co. of Newcastle upon Tyne, the firm contracted to build this section of the Last Main Line (Contract No.5, Woodford to Brackley). Note the wooden centring still in place under the arch, and the temporary railway turning sharply to pass beneath the viaduct.
qkwNavvies
alt_title
themescommunity histories
subjectbridges - railway bridges
bridges - viaduct
bridges - brick arch bridge
bridges - Bridge construction
People associated with manual labour - Navvies
Railway Companies - Great Central Railway
railway employees - railway construction workers
Railway tracks - contractor's railway
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - Black and white
Formatdimension.H - 117mm
dimension.W - 162mm
IdentifierNewton - Y 2/16
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 - Brackley, Northamptonshire (O.S. Ref: 459500 237100)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council