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David Duncan built railways throughout the country in the middle 1800s.

He arrived at Oakenshaw, Crofton in 1853.

He is described as a railway lines and points and crossing manufacturer in the Whites trade Directory of 1853 and residing Doncaster Road, Wakefield area.

The foundry was called Oak Foundry and it states with an asterisk that it was situated at Oakenshaw. Does anyone have any idea where this might have been?

Whilst residing there he gave the Patent 1212/ 1854 To Queen and Country For the Improvement of Points and crossings.

On the patent it states that the place of work was Oak Foundry, Oakenshaw.

I was wandering if anyone knows where this may have been?

Barry Thomas Shaw

Poplar Grove,

Pontefract