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Navvies at Work on the Manchester Ship Canal

Navvies at Work on the Manchester Ship Canal

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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
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