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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

Railway archaeology

Ewan Duffy’s chapter “Royal Canal bridges in Dublin”, in The Royal under the Railway: Ireland’s Royal Canal 1830–1899 , drew attention to the hitherto neglected effects of the Midland Great Western Railway’s ownership on the physical structures along the Royal Canal in Dublin. 71 more words

Economic Activities

Lithgow Blast Furnace

Nestled at the base of the Blue Mountains with rich veins of coal, Lithgow has been an industrial town for many decades. It also played a part in the development of the nascent Australian steel industry and one of the defining images of Lithgow is of the ruins of the… 496 more words

Mountain Life

In Energized Detroit, Savoring an Architectural Legacy 

I have seen this article so many times in the past few days that I figured it’s worth a share here. It’s a glorious profile of Detroit’s architectural legacy and a wonderful story of a journey worth taking. 10 more words

Historic Buildings

Suitable for a King's wedding celebrations

The Mãe d’Água das Amoreiras reservoir in Lisbon can be found at the end of a extraordinary 18th/19th century 36mile long water structure. So I think it is rather fitting that the end point of this water system is so stunning it was regularly used by Portugal’s nobility for festivities. 744 more words


Travel - Reading

My March outing out of London was a day trip to Reading to meet up with Rachel, a friend of many years standing. She is a working woman so we agreed to meet at 5:00 at the Station pub, The Three Guineas, housed in the old station building. 213 more words

Curatorial vacancy at the Black County Living Museum

Details of a vacancy at the Black County Living Museum

Curator (Industry & Transport): Job Share: 15 hours per week

Salary: circa £25,000 per annum (pro rata) 191 more words