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Navvies.

Author: Anthony Burton
Publisher: Stroud : The History Press, 2012.
Series: History's Most Famous Jobs.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the story of the men who built Britain's canals and railways - not the engineers and the administrators but the ones who provided the brawn and muscle. There had never been a workforce like the navvies, a great army of men, moving about the country following the work as it became available. This book will tell of their extraordinary feats of strength and their often colourful lives. They lived rough, usually  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Burton
ISBN: 9780752481265 0752481266
OCLC Number: 815389595
Description: 1 online resource (277 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title; Contents; Introduction; Chapter One Who Were the Navvies?; Chapter Two The Navvy Arrives; Chapter Three The Navvy Life; Chapter Four The Railway Age Begins; Chapter Five The Railway Navvy; Chapter Six Contractors, Gangers and Men; Chapter Seven Working on the Line; Chapter Eight The Great Tunnels; Chapter Nine Life on the Line; Chapter Ten Truck, Tommy and Pay; Chapter Eleven The Nation's Heroes; Chapter Twelve The Navvy Overseas; Chapter Thirteen The End of the Line; Plates; Copyright.
Series Title: History's Most Famous Jobs.

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