Printout from Bridging the Years:

Navvies at Work on the Manchester Ship Canal

Navvies at Work on the Manchester Ship Canal

T1115. Along the length of the Manchester Ship Canal construction navvies and machinery worked side-by-side, cutting out the waterway. Here navvies are at work at the top of a steep bank. Below them a steam navvy uses its large scoop to remove the soil. The construction of the machine suggests it is a Ruston and Dunbar steam navvy, built by Messrs. Ruston & Proctor of Lincoln. The bridge above them is possibly Chester Road Swing Bridge, near Warrington.
Publisher
ContributorMrs Elsie Mullineux
Creatorcorporatename - Manchester Ship Canal Company
Datecreation - Circa 1891
TypePhotographic prints - Contact sheets
Formatdimension.H - 111mm
dimension.W - 79mm
Identifier
SourceSalford City Archive / The Frank Mullineux Collection
LanguageEN
Relationderived from - Manchester Ship Canal Company Glass Plates
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Unknown
RightsManchester Ship Canal Company