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Mizen Magic 11: Rock Island

It was a pleasure and a privilege this week to tour Rock Island with Aidan Power, author of the book Rock Island, Crookhaven, A Coastal Townland’s History Since 1800… 999 more words

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The South Caradon remains plotted

Before looking at the last set of engine house at the South Caradon Mine I have had quick diversion into maps, a diversion that gave me the opportunity to play on the… 321 more words


Lancashire Textile Mill Museums Saved – At least in the Short Term


The news that three of the five museums closed by Lancashire County Council in 2016 are to partially re-open (announced on the 12th April 2018) is most welcome. 453 more words

Industrial Archaeology

Saturday 7th April 2018

Time Travellers

On Saturday 7th April the Friends of Hemingfield Colliery hosted a special open day visit from members of the Sheffield-based Time Travellers group of archaeology enthusiasts. 672 more words


Tour of England #1 Industrial Midlands: Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron

Area #1: The Industrial Midlands, Coalbrookdale

I can write no better an introduction to the Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron than to quote from the opening display: 710 more words


Dr B reblogged this on Tales From Mindful Travels and commented:

3. A Steel Revolution! Having destroyed most of our recent industrial past, thank goodness we at least preserved the furnace and the story of how Abraham Darby, in 1709, revolutionised ironmaking and paved the way for the great Industrial Revolution. This is real industrial archaeology!

Hoo Wood Kiln

Hoo Wood kiln is situated to the North of Little Gaddesden on the border of Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.It dates from the Victorian era and appears on the 25 inch to mile map of Hertfordshire that was revised in 1897 < 178 more words


The death of a Cumbrian community.

It was largely elemental work -with fire, water and earth and it tended to shape the characters of those who undertook it -and lots of blast furnace workers were more than a little alarming to encounter at first meeting, but few were anything but totally transparent, moral, straightforward and, above-all, kind, caring and sociable individuals.

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Dr B reblogged this on Tales From Mindful Travels and commented:

1. A Personal Tale of Steel .... and it’s death! How did the steel industry die an undignified death in Britain? What was the effect on communities? This is a repost of a personal story that was to repeat itself 15 years later and kicks off 3-4 articles about the disappearance of steel manufacturing and its history. It will be followed by a Reblog from a follower who recently visited a closed but preserved steelworks in Alabama, USA.