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Dawson City was a hutted encampment which housed up to 600 navvies and engineers employed in the construction of the Walshaw Dean Reservoirs and the Hardcastle Crags Railway. It was situated at White Hill Nook, Heptonstall. The contractor for the…

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Named after the town of Dawson City in The Yukon in Canada which experienced the Klondike Gold Rush towards the end of the 19th century, this place, above Whitehill Nook, Heptonstall, was well established by the time of the 1901 census.
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The wooden 'city' was built to house the workmen and their families employed in the construction of the Walshaw Dean Reservoirs, 1900 to 1912.

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Children from the encampment built to house the workmen and their families employed in the construction of the Walshaw Dean Reservoirs, 1900 to 1912.

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Workers in Dawson City, which was situated at White Hill Nook, Heptonstall. The ‘City’ housed many hundreds of men along with their wives and children. It was built in 1900 near Draper Corner, below Heptonstall Slack, as a settlement and depot…

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A team of at least eleven horses hauling up past Lee Wood one of the 15 Bagnall locos used on the construction of Halifax Corporation's Walshaw Dean Reservoirs. This usually happened on a Saturday afternoon when the heavy cart horses belonging to…

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ESAU was one of 15 Bagnall locos used on the works line during construction of Walshaw Dean Reservoirs. On the footplate is Enoch Tempest the construction contractor and next to him,sitting on the coal, his nephew or grandson George Tempest. On the…

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This wooden building, previously a coal merchant's office, is believed to have been one of the huts from Dawson City, the navvy encampment which provided accommodation for the men who built Walshaw Dean reservoirs. The hut was destroyed by fire in…

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This wooden building, previously a coal merchant's office, is believed to have been one of the huts from Dawson City, the navvy encampment which provided accommodation for the men who built Walshaw Dean reservoirs. The hut was destroyed by fire in…

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This wooden building, previously a coal merchant's office, is believed to have been one of the huts from Dawson City, the navvy encampment which provided accommodation for the men who built Walshaw Dean reservoirs. The hut was destroyed by fire in…

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This wooden building, previously a coal merchant's office, is believed to have been one of the huts from Dawson City, the navvy encampment which provided accommodation for the men who built Walshaw Dean reservoirs. The hut was destroyed by fire in…

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The engine was used during the construction of the Walshaw Dean reservoirs to transport men and equipment between the site and the base camp at Whitehill Nook, Heptonstall. Enoch Tempest, the Contractor, is standing on the footplate, and his nephew…

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The engine was used during the construction of the Walshaw Dean reservoirs to transport men and equipment between the site and the base camp at Whitehill Nook, Heptonstall

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One of the engines used in the construction of the Walshaw Dean Reservoirs. This picture is believed to have been taken in 1903 at the halt below Heptonstall Slack.

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Plan of the tramway, or railway, from Whitehill Nook, Heptonstall, to the site of the reservoir construction at Walshaw Dean. From the Sutcliffe Architects Collection, I21.
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