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Warner Textile Archive

If you’re a fan of fashion or fabric, then there’s a place in Braintree that’s well worth an hour or so of your time. The Warner Textile Archive is housed in what was once a power loom shed for Warner & Sons. 525 more words

Historic Buildings

Steaming Plant or Steam Punk? Researching Industrial Archaeology in the 21st Century

In my role as Chair of the Association for Industrial Archaeology I’m keen to revisit the way we approach industrial archaeology in the 21st century. Working on the revision of the North West Regional Research Framework Project for the Historic Environment in England has brought home the huge increase in developer-funded archaeology work in industrial archaeology and the continuing vigour of the voluntary and museum industrial sectors. 445 more words

Industrial Archaeology

London - Clerkenwell - Postal Museum

While in this part of London on another visit I took the opportunity to go to a new museum which has recently opened. Henry VIII inaugurated the first postal service in this country in order to keep an eye on his kingdom. 254 more words

Warton Crag and Jenny Brown’s Point.

My walk this week was in north west Lancashire where our plan was to climb Warton Crag. We parked at Warton Crag quarry which is a Local Nature Reserve. 450 more words

Walks

On James Hakewill A Picturesque Tour of the island of Jamaica Drawings made in the years 1820 and 1821

On the hill: Sits the Great House, it overlooks the sugar works, between which is the Negro village

Right middle ground: Overseer’s House, Hospital & Negro children house… 1,472 more words

Heritage

Portland: The Town That Built Sydney

The industrial history of Portland is intrinsically linked with cement. It was the site of the first cement works in Australia which opened in 1902 and operated until 1991. 576 more words

Mountain Life

A New Kiln for Rosedale: a poetic perspective from 1865 - Part 1

David Mennear – Land of Iron Administration Assistant

A Brief Historical Note

The ironstone industrial sites of the North York Moors and the Cleveland Hills were of great national economic importance in their time ( 1,308 more words

North York Moors