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Mirror-making in Morefield

In the sixteenth century, a group of mirror makers from Murano, an island in the Venetian lagoon, left for a new life after their previously exclusive trade began to decline. 147 more words

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Growing Up in Working Class Youngstown -- The Packard Brothers

For most of us, the Packard name has one of two associations. Many of us from the Mahoning Valley attended concerts or other events, including productions of the Kenley Players, at the Packard Music Hall in Warren. 598 more words

On Youngstown

Philadelphia Warehousing and Cold Storage

An icon of Philadelphia’s industrial history closes

Building B (left) and Building A (right) viewed from the east on Delaware Ave.

Approaching Philadelphia’s Delaware Avenue from the west on Spring Garden Street… 1,433 more words


The Williams Piano Company

Richard Williams began The Williams Piano Co. operations in Toronto in 1849.  In 1888 the Williams firm purchased the former home of the Joseph Hall Works in Oshawa and began renovating the building for the manufacture of pianos and organs. 745 more words


"Digging In" to a Company's History

by Bob Schoone-Jongen

During the spring of 2017, I received a request to help compile the history of the Braen Stone Company, headquartered in Haledon, New Jersey. 296 more words


From @fourteenlocks to @RomanCaerleon: several centuries in one day #overthebridgetowales

I’ve always been aware that there were Roman remains at Caerleon but somehow never managed to get there, so when I heard about a day out in South Wales with Bristol Bloggers which combined Caerleon with a canal walk, I jumped at the chance, and if the weather forecast wasn’t the best, all ten of us, kitted out in boots and waterproofs, laughed in the face of storm Jorge – who miraculously took the hint and left us almost unscathed! 560 more words

Bristol Whats On