Shropshire FHS March 2015 Monthly Meeting

Tue, 17/03/2015 - 19:00

Subject - "The Railway Navvy; his working life"
Speaker - Judy and Chris Rouse
Venue - The Old Chapel Community Centre, Cross Houses, Nr Shrewsbury SY5 6JH

Navvy ancestors are notoriously difficult to trace due to the transient nature of their work, but this talk we hope, will give researchers with navvy ancestors a flavour of their life and working conditions during the peak of the railway building mania, and also later on in the nineteenth century, together with leads on tracing the movements of the navvies using the census, local newspapers and other sources.

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