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Started by: Platty (711)

BB: I was recently been asked to do some work on the navvies that did work on clearing paths for the railroads in the north. I specifically looked for burials of the men who worked clearing paths for the railroads. It was horrific really. All men, from Ireland mainly, dying from blowing up rocks to make tunnels, the manchester to leeds line is bad. These men died, buried whereabouts their injuries were caused, in the middle of a field or wherever, no grave markings. Really, really sad, compared with today. All of those men had mothers, none knew where they had died, their religion, although mostly there was a minister to give last rights. So sad.

Replied: 24th Oct 2021 at 20:39

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