Treasure 33: Memories of Tin Town (2005)

This treasure is nominated by Emma, who writes:

Brian Robinson’s book Memories of Tin Town: Life in the Navvy Village of Birchinlee and its people contains some amazing photos of life in this (now non-existent) village.

Treasure 33 Tin Town (b)

The village was built by the Derwent Valley Water Board for the workers who built the Derwent and Horden dams between the years 1902-1916. This ‘model village’ had everything the worker’s and their families needed, including a hospital, school, shops, post office, public bath house, police station and a pub.  

Treasure 33 Tin Town (a)

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