Some 2,000 people lived in shanty towns on the moors between Ribblehead and Dent Head in the 1870s as the Midland built its Settle-Carlisle railway-a fast, all-weather route by which it might claim is share of the lucrative Scottish traffic. Navvies, carpenters, masons and miners were among those engaged in building a viaduct across Batty Green and driving a tunnel through Blea Moor. Read about the "hut villages" of Sebastopol, Inkerman, Belgravia, Jeriho and Jerusalem. Among the residents were Welsh Nobby, Gipsy, Dagger and Belter, not forgetting Policeman Jack, who slew William Williams in bare-fisted fighting on the Black Moss of Garsdale.
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