Barrie Road - the Racemens Cottage

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Generally known of as a racemans cottage, this little house in its original form was more likely a semi-permanent house for the management of the gangs of navies digging the race and the carpenters building the three large trestle aqueducts nearby. I don't think it was a Borough Council owned racemans cottage although there is adequate local evidence that a person who lived there in the early 20thC was employed on race works. By my definition a racemen was a fixed term employee whose remuneration was in effect a salary and whose responsibilities were set out and restricted to a defined section of the race.

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  • Uploaded on September 25, 2009
  • Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works
    by Bruce Comfort
    • Camera: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. FE230/X790
    • Taken on 2009/03/06 14:07:35
    • Exposure: 0.010s (1/100)
    • Focal Length: 18.90mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.900
    • ISO Speed: ISO250
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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