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Cullipool | United Kingdom
Luiing is one of the ‘slate islands’ in the Firth of Lorn in Argyll, 25 km south of the port of Oban, the others being Easdale, Belnahua and Seil. It is sometimes claimed that these were ‘the islands that roofed the world’, and certainly their slate can be observed on many buildings in Glasgow, ...
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Atlantic Islands Centre
Isle of Luing
15 Cullipool Village
PA34 4UB Cullipool, United Kingdom

Darlington | United Kingdom
Darlington was one of the termini of the celebrated Stockton & Darlington Railway, opened in 1825, and the location from 1863 until 1966 of the principal engineering works of the North Eastern Railway. The Head of Steam Museum comprises North Road Station, opened in 1842 once part of the Stockton & ...
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Head of Steam Museum
North Road Station
DL3 6ST Darlington, United Kingdom

Daventry | United Kingdom
Braunston was one of the most important junctions on the English canal system, the starting point of the Grand Junction Canal, opened in 1805, which linked it to London, and the point where it was joined by the Oxford Canal, which took boats to central southern England, and also provided connections ...
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Braunston
British Waterways Braunston Office
The Stop House Braunston
NN11 7JQ Daventry, United Kingdom

The museum of industry in Derby stands on the site of a water-powered five-storey mill built circa 1721 by John and Thomas Lombe to accommodate silk throwing technology that they had observed in Italy. The mill, the first powered factory of its kind in England, prospered and was described by many ...
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Derby’s Museum of Industry and History
Silk Mill Lane Off Full Street
DE1 3AF Derby, United Kingdom

Dereham | United Kingdom
The vast ´House of Industry´ at Gressenhall was built in 1775 to provide a home and work to the rural poor who were otherwise unable to obtain work. In 1834, it became known as the Mitford and Launditch Union Workhouse. Workhouses were a well-known feature of nineteenth century Britain immortalised ...
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Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Gressenhall
NR20 4DR Dereham, Norfolk, United Kingdom

Devizes | United Kingdom
The Kennet and Avon Canal, links Bath on the Bristol Avon with Newbury where it joins the River Kennet, which flows into the Thames at Reading. It has a total length of 92 km and is the most southerly of the cross-country canals in England. It was engineered by John Rennie, and opened throughout in ...
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Kennet and Avon Canal
Canal Centre
Couch Lane
SN10 1EB Devizes, United Kingdom

Didcot | United Kingdom
The Great Western Railway was the largest British railway company before the industry was re-organised by the government in 1923, with radial routes from London to Penzance and through Birmingham to Birkenhead, and to most places in between. Its first main lines were built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel ...
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Great Western Railway
Didcot Railway Centre
OX11 7NU Didcot, United Kingdom

Diss | United Kingdom
The Mid-Suffolk Light Railway is the only preserved railway operating in Suffolk and dates from the late Victorian period when an Act of Parliament encouraged the construction of light railways in rural areas away from the main lines.Now affectionately called "the Middy", the railway opened in 1904 ...
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Mid-Suffolk Light Railway
Brockford Station
IP14 5PW Diss, United Kingdom

Dodford | United Kingdom
The Chartist Movement in Britain in the 1830s and 40s was on the surface a working class agitation for political reform. Three widely-signed petitions were presented to parliament in 1839, 1842 and 1848 calling for universal male suffrage, the ballot, the payment of members of parliament, the ...
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Rosedene
Victoria Road
B61 9BU Dodford, United Kingdom

Dornoch | United Kingdom
The development in the late eighteenth century by Sir Richard Arkwright (1732-92) and others of factories in which textile yarns could be spun by machinery had repercussions in the remotest parts of the British Isles, as well as in continental Europe. Some entrepreneurs built factories in marginal ...
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Spinningdale Mill Ruins
Information: Dornoch Tourist Information Centre
The Square
IV25 3SD Dornoch, United Kingdom

Douglas | United Kingdom
The 26.4 km 914 mm gauge railway from Douglas, capital of the Isle of Man, through Castletown to Port Erin in the south of the island opened in 1874. It is the only section that remains of a much larger system. The line is still operated with some of its original locomotives and carriages. It has ...
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Isle of Man Steam Railway
Douglas Steam Railway Station
Banks Circus
IM1 5PT Douglas, United Kingdom

Downham Market | United Kingdom
Denver Sluice was designed originally in 1651 to bar tidal water from the low fen areas and to improve navigation. Denver lock is the main navigation structure linking the south Level River system to the tidal river and then to the middle level or the sea. The first sluice at Denver, constructed ...
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Denver Sluice
Denver
Downham Market, Norfolk, United Kingdom

Downham Market | United Kingdom
Denver Windmill is one of the finest examples of a working English tower mill. Once again Denver Windmill is milling wheat to produce flour in the traditional way using wind power only. The wind mill was built in 1835 and continued to grind corn using windpower for over one hundred years until 1941 ...
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Denver Windmill
Denver
PE38 0EG Downham Market, Norfolk, United Kingdom

Droylsden | United Kingdom
Fairfield is a Moravian community, 6 km east of the centre of Manchester, established from 1785, largely through the initiative of Rev Benjamin La Trobe (1728-86), father of the architect Benjamin La Trobe (1764-1820) who did some of the drawings for the buildings. Early buildings that remain, ...
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Fairfield Moravian Settlement
Fairfield
M11 4DA Manchester, United Kingdom

Dundee | United Kingdom
The RRS Discovery was built in Dundee and made for adventure. At the beginning of the 20th century Antarctica was still an uncharted wilderness. Exploration was a daunting task, involving a long voyage through remote and tempestuous seas just to reach the continent. As a major whaling centre ...
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Discovery Point
Riverside Drive
DD1 4XA Dundee, United Kingdom

Duxford | United Kingdom
Six large halls, one more gigantic than the other: inside, hundreds of veteran aeroplanes, from biplanes via propeller-driven reconnaissance and combat aircraft to jets. During air shows, they can even take off and fly past in formation over the historic airfield. This is Duxford, a spectacular ...
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Imperial War Museum Duxford
CB22 4QR Duxford, United Kingdom

East Tilbury, Essex | United Kingdom
East Tilbury is one of the most important planned landscapes in the East of England. It was built by the Czech Tomas Bata to provide both work and housing in a garden village setting. The Bata Museum and Reminicence Centre is located at East Tilbury Library in the midst of the Bata Estate. Tomas ...
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Bata Factory and Estate
Bata Reminiscence & Resource Centre East Tilbury Library
Princess Avenue
RM18 8ST East Tilbury, Essex, United Kingdom

Ellesmere Port | United Kingdom
This unique, award winning museum is set in over 7 acres of historic canal port and is home to the world’s largest floating collection of inland waterway craft. Set in the old dock complex overlooking the Mersey Estuary, the museum allows you to discover the fascinating social and industrial history ...
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Ellesmere Port
South Pier Road
CH65 4FW Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom

Ely | United Kingdom
Tucked inside this tiny village, almost lost in the immense fenland landscape, is a fascinating industrial story. Prickwillow is a former diesel pumping station built to drain the fens. Man´s struggle to control this landscape took many generations and vast capital and human resources. Originally ...
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Prickwillow Engine Museum
The Museum of Fenland Drainage
Main Street Prickwillow
CB7 4UN Ely, United Kingdom

Fakenham | United Kingdom
At one time, every town and city in the United Kingdom had its own Gas Works producing Town Gas from coal. The process was originally developed by the inventive William Murdock. Murdock worked for Boulton and Watt in Cornwall supervising the installation of steam pumping engines in the mines. ...
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Fakenham Museum of Gas & Local History
Hempton Road
NR21 7LM Fakenham, United Kingdom

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