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Women of Steel by Rachel Bower

For an audio version of this poem, please click here. 

Women of Steel

We are sisters who clank through the streets

on rustless feet and chain-linked arms… 436 more words

Celebrating Change

Starting out in the past

Anna Chapman – Student Placement, Land of Iron Landscape Partnership Scheme

I am a first-year undergraduate studying at Exeter University reading History. Public History is one of my core modules; it focuses on the presentation of historical knowledge into the public sphere and maintaining the efficient and ethical management of heritage. 991 more words

North York Moors

Two poems by Tom Moody

Playing with Fire

In childhood, summer fires

would sweep the mineral line,

bringing the local brigade

bell-clanging down our road.

Whooping in their wake

a comet tail of kids. 284 more words

Celebrating Change

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