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Railways and Rural Life

Railways and Rural Life

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Overview

This beautiful photography book records the work of Sydney Walter Alfred Newton, a commercial photographer who was based in Leicester in the late 19th and early 20th century. The young Newton recorded the London Extension of the Great Central Railway - the last main line - between Nottingham and London, travelling the route with his camera. Significantly, in addition to photographing the railway and its associated features, Newton also recorded the navvy community and the rural life in the villages along the course of the line. Railway interest, local history and social history intertwine to provide a unique picture of life in Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Leicestershire and Warwickshire around the turn of the 20th century. This lavishly illustrated book, printed in striking black and white throughout, draws on the extensive archive holdings of English Heritage and the Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland and offers a unique picture of our railway heritage.

"The photographs are excellently reproduced one to a page, with concise yet informative captions, and this book provides an outstanding picture record of not only a massive railway construction project, but also of ordinary rural life in Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Buckinghamshire in the years around the turn of the century." Backtrack, April 2009.

Key Features:

  • Hardback
  • Extent: 216pp
  • 215 black and white illustrations
  • Published: November 2007
  • Out of Print - Aug 2016


Size: 280x220mm
Author: Andrew Sargent
Author 2: Gary Boyd-Hope
ISBN: 9781850749592

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