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Zoom Talk: Sevenoaks to Swanley Railway and the Eynsford Viaduct with David Cufley. Includes navvies and railway worker families

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Meeting ID: 832 0515 6796 

Passcode: 660953 

The railway brickfield at Eynsford provided bricks for the Viaduct and other structures on the line to Sevenoaks.

Thomas Crampton, the railway contractor, became the master brickmaker at the brickfield near the Bat and Ball, Sevenoaks.

These brick railway structures changed the rural settings and provided employment for the labouring workers and their families. Temporary Huts and Shants were built for their accommodation during construction.

The landscape was changed by the embankments, tunnels and cuttings needed to form the railway.

After the completion of the railway, where a siding had been constructed for the railway brickfield it created a new manufactory.

The railway provided access to new markets more than the horse and cart of a rural brickfield could reach. Most of the Navvies and Labourers moved on and the temporary housing was removed in most cases.

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Event Information

Event Date 14-02-2024 7:30 pm
Event End Date 14-02-2024 9:00 pm
Capacity 100
Individual Price Free
Location Zoom online