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Author:   Stephen Old

Published:   2023
Edition:   Paperback
Pages:   66
Condition:   New
Genre:   London & South Western Railway (LSWR)

Status:   In Stock

Synopsis

The Railway Buildings of Joseph Bull & Sons: Builders of Southampton by Stephen Old. During the Victorian period, many businesses grew which helped shaped Britain. Joseph Bull and Sons was one such company. Started by Joseph Bull as a building and carpentry business in Southampton, it grew in importance and took on, and completed many locally, nationally and internationally significant building projects.

In the 1870s to 1890s they had several contracts with the London and South Western Railway Company to maintain and expand the railway network in Hampshire. They also won the contract to build the stations on the North Cornwall Line.

Over the years many railway buildings were constructed, from various stations in the Southampton area to Corfe Castle and Swanage stations in Dorset.

Chapters

Introduction
The Man and his Family
Railway Buildings and Projects Detailed
Pay and Conditions for Workers
Final Word