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Shanty Life on the Settle-Carlisle Railway

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Book details

Paperback:
48 pages
Publisher:
Castleberg 2004
Language:
English
ISBN:
1871064015

Book description

(this title is now out of print only available whilst current stocks last) Very collectible

Hundreds of people lived in shanty towns on the moors between Ribblehead and dent Head in the 1870’s as the Midland built its Settle-Carlisle railway – a fast, all weather route by which it might claim its share of the lucrative Scottish traffic. Navvies, carpenters, masons and miners were among those engaged in building a viaduct across Batty Green and driving a tunnel through Blea Moor.

Shanty Life on the Settle-Carlisle Railway is written by W R (Bill) Mitchell a Local author based in Giggleswick, North Yorkshire…Sadly Mr W R Mitchell died in October 2015 – Ref: 18

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W R (Bill) Mitchell local author

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