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Rosedale East

Ten miles from Pickering is the village of Rosedale Abbey. There is no Abbey just a rather nice parish church which I once visited for Sunday Spires a few years back. 532 more words

The Dublin to Cork Canal

A Dublin paper has promulgated, at some length, a plan for the improvement of Ireland, which, we are confident, were it brought forward in Parliament, would be unanimously approved of, especially as it can be effectually done without any expense to the Nation. 80 more words

Economic Activities

The story of a Hall

A couple of days back amidst some hulabo, the Hall of Nations was demolished. Of all things, it brought to the forefront some very bare facts – one of which is – … 1,142 more words

Marktown: Industrial Heritage at Risk

I finally got to visit the planned worker community of Marktown in East Chicago this weekend. In 1917, industrialist Clayton Mark hired famed architect Howard Van Doren Shaw to design a complete community for workers at his steel mill in Indiana Harbor. 524 more words

The Barge Graveyard at Maldon

Maldon’s Promenade Park is a popular recreational spot, but tucked away at its easternmost point is a less visited spot.  Known locally as the Barge Graveyard, it’s the final resting place for the old wooden sailing barges that have come to the end of their useful life.   417 more words

Industrial Heritage

Railway murals

I’ve always loved this tile mural high up on the wall at Victoria Station in Manchester. It shows the extent of the old Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway network in it’s heyday. 28 more words


Cressing Temple Barns

Amongst the many delights of north Essex is the wealth of ancient barns which remind us of the county’s historic importance for agriculture.  The pick of the bunch is Cressing Temple, which has two 13th century barns as well as a 16th century granary and a 17th century farmhouse.   818 more words

Historic Buildings