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Scotland: North British Rubber Factory set for £6.6m arts revamp in Edinburgh

THE little-known birthplace of the welly boot and the traffic cone is to get a new lease of life after being threatened with demolition for years.

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USA: Concord's Gasholder building is a treasure to save

More than two years after a falling tree crushed part of the roof of Concord’s iconic gasholder, it is encouraging

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The Old Men tackle The Old Man

Last week Les, Chris and myself set out on a walk up Coniston Old Man (2635 ft/803m) in the Lake District.

Our average age is over 70 even including ‘young Les’ but we don’t consider ourselves old. 530 more words


Italy: Hydraulic power in the port of Trieste

A quick tour inside the hydrodynamic plant of the old port in Trieste. Built at the end of the XIX century, now it’s an interesting piece of industrial archaeology.

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Rusting away

I’m just back from the Lake District where I have visited Coniston.

A hundred years ago the area was a hub of activity with many copper mines and slate quarries. 33 more words


UK: Peckham Present - A New Model for Heritage-led Development?

About half way along the proposed route of the Peckham Coal Line, right next to one of the most remarkable Victorian brick arches in the area, can be found the headquarters of DBR Limited, a company specialising in the conservation and restoration… 8 more words

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UK: A Brief Introduction to Historic Power Stations

“ Coal fuelled Britain’s industrial revolution from the late-18th century. It also fired the so-called second industrial revolution when new technologies like electricity and electrical communications propelled us into the 20th century.” 8 more words

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