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Waterways Ireland archive open day

Waterways Ireland Archive Open Day – for EHOD 2017

Waterways Ireland Headquarters will be open for guided tours of the Archive and the building. Housing a collection of original engineering drawings, maps and toll books from the 1800’s the Archive offers a unique insight into Ireland’s industrial past. 112 more words


Pateley Bridge and Brimham Rocks, August 17

Walk details

  • Route Pateley Bridge – Glasshouses – Low Laithe – Smelthouses – Brimham Rocks (this first half was mostly Six Dales Trail) – White Houses – Raikes – Blazefield – Pateley Bridge (the second half was mostly the Nidderdale Way)
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East Anglian Railway Museum

Time flies by when I’m the driver of a train, and I ride on the footplate, there and back again.”  Chances are, if you’ve just sung this rather than read those words, you grew up on a diet of Chigley and you remember as fondly as I do Lord Belborough and his steam engine Bessie. 526 more words

Historic Buildings

Exploring Ironbridge Gorge, a World Heritage Site

We were visiting Ironbridge with friends and as they were the ones organising the trip we hadn’t given too much thought to exactly what we were going to do. 1,081 more words

Days Out In England

Wortley Top Forge

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Wortley Top Forge is a water powered heavy iron forge whose history can be traced back to at least 1640. 202 more words


Steam engines, signal boxes and vintage buses

We are always saying that our heritage is far more than stately homes, and this year we can certainly prove that. We’ve got an amazing range of events planned to celebrate our industrial and transport heritage. 824 more words

Festival Spotlights

LV18, Harwich

In Harwich, there is one vessel on the quayside that you just can’t ignore, not least because of its scarlet livery.  Built in 1958, LV18 was Trinity House’s last manned light vessel before it was retired from service in 1994.  356 more words

Historic Buildings