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Stourbridge | United Kingdom
Can you imagine having to work 12 hours on, 12 hours off, 7 days a week, in sweltering heat, with rats threatening to run up your trouser legs? It sounds like a horror movie but that’s exactly what the ‘teasers’ at the Red House Glass Cone glasshouse had to endure. These were the men that stoked the ...

Red House Glass Cone
High Street Wordsley
DY8 4AZ Stourbridge, United Kingdom

The Ruskin Glass Centre at Amblecote, Stourbridge, keeps alive the long glass-making traditions of the western part of the Black Country. It includes an English glass cone that was once part of the Webb Corbett Glasshouse, and was used for glassmaking until 1936. The Webb Corbett works closed in ...

Webb Corbett Visitor Centre | Ruskin Glass Centre
Wollaston Road Amblecote
DY8 4HF Stourbridge, United Kingdom

Stourport-on-Severn | United Kingdom
Ask most people in the West Midlands about Stourport-on-Severn, and they will tell you it is a great day out. The town is popular with visitors from the urban areas because of its beautiful riverside setting and the range of activities it provides. It was a busy little place in the late 1700s too. ...

Stourport Basins
DY13 8QN Stourport-on-Severn, United Kingdom

Stowmarket | United Kingdom
The Museum of East Anglian Life is an open air landscape of buildings and machinery covering a huge 28 hectare site near the centre of one of East Anglia´s historic market towns, Stowmarket in Suffolk. This area has been long associated with the development of agricultural engineering and was a ...

Museum of East Anglian Life
Stowmarket, United Kingdom

Street | United Kingdom
The manufacture of shoes became the principal feature of the economy of the small Somerset market town of Street during the nineteenth century. A Quaker, Cyrus Clark began a leather-working business in the town in 1829 and the following year began to make shoes. Later in the century his descendants ...

Shoe Museum
40 High Street
BA16 0YA Street, United Kingdom

Sudbury | United Kingdom
The River Stour Navigation dates from 1705 and is one of the earliest river navigation improvements of the modern age. It remained in use for commercial traffic for over 200 hundred years connecting the industrial town of Sudbury with the Stour estuary port of Mistley and the major ports of Ipswich, ...

River Stour Navigation
River Stour Navigation
Quay Lane
CO10 2AN Sudbury, United Kingdom

Swanage | United Kingdom
The Swanage Railway is a heritage line in the Isle of Purbeck, now managed by the Swanage Railway Trust. It currently operates trains over 9.7 km from a park-and-ride station at Norden to the seaside resort of Swanage, over a branch line opened in 1886 that formed part of the London & South Western ...

Swanage Railway
Swanage Railway Station
Station Road
BH19 1HB Swanage, United Kingdom

Swindon | United Kingdom
Large objects from the collection of the National Museum of Science & Industry that cannot be displayed at South Kensingon are held at the former RAF base at Wroughton, Wiltshire, in six hangars and a research store built in 1993.Aircraft held there include a Boeing 247 Electra of 1934, one of the ...

Science Museum
SN4 9LT Swindon, United Kingdom

Swindon, on the main line of the Great Western Railway between Bristol and London, was the location of the company’s principal locomotive and carriage works, which at its peak in the early 20th century employed 14,000 people. Alongside the railway is the village for works employees designed by ...

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway | Railway Village
Kemble Drive
SN2 2TA Swindon, United Kingdom

Tavistock | United Kingdom
Time has stood still at Morwellham Quay. The streets are full of servants and merchants in Victorian costume and miners are hurrying towards their shift. In the busy assay office copper ore from the surrounding mines is checked and sorted according to quality. The whole place is buzzing with ...

Morwellham Quay
Morwellham Quay
PL19 8JL Tavistock, United Kingdom

Tavistock | United Kingdom
Tavistock is a busy market town in West Devon. A former abbey and Medieval stannary town it was in the 19th century largely owned by the Dukes of Bedford who in the mid -19th century reinvested some of their vast royalties from the copper mining back into the town. This paid for fine public ...

Tavistock Museum
Guildhall Square
PL19 0AE Tavistock, United Kingdom

Telford | United Kingdom
It’s a bit of a surprise when you first see the bottle ovens between the trees. There are very few of these structures left, but they are generally in the middle of urban areas – not in the middle of a forest. The works here were once part of a whole string of factories producing china wares and ...

Coalport China Museum
High Street Coalport
TF8 7NH Telford, United Kingdom

Telford | United Kingdom
What do an underground railway station, a hotel bar, a hospital ward and a butcher’s shop have in common? Their tiles. At Jackfield Tile Museum, all of these places are recreated, showing the stunning tile-work which was the hall-mark of their design. Whilst it is tempting to think that tiles are ...

Jackfield Tile Museum
Salthouse Road Jackfield
TF8 7LJ Telford, United Kingdom

Telford | United Kingdom
The canal wharf at Wappenshall north of Telford is one of the most significant in the history of inland waterways in England. It was at first simply a passing place on the Shrewsbury Canal, completed in 1797, extending 26 km. from a basin in the East Shropshire Coalfield to Shrewsbury, the county ...

Wappenshall Wharf
TF6 6DE Telford, United Kingdom

Telford-Ironbridge | United Kingdom
You’ll need to exchange some money at the bank when you arrive, because the coins they used in 1900 were very different to the ones in your pocket today. But even a few pennies can buy quite a lot in 1900; a bag of boiled sweets, a pork pie, a glass of beer. The recreation of Victorian life here ...

Blists Hill Victorian Town
Legges Way Madeley
TF7 5DU Telford, United Kingdom

Tenterden | United Kingdom
The railway linking the station at Headcorn on the main line from London to Ashford and the Channel Ports with Robertsbridge on the South Eastern Railway’s line to Hastings was built under the terms of the Light Railways Act of 1896. It opened in 1900 and remained independent until Nationalisation ...

Kent & East Sussex Railway
Station Road
TN30 6HE Tenterden, United Kingdom

Thetford | United Kingdom
Charles Burrell is one of the famous names of traction engine manufacture. So what was a traction engine? Originally these were self-propelled steam engines weighing many tonnes and designed for driving farm machinery and hauling equipment from farm to farm. Most burned coal but a small number ...

Charles Burrell Museum
IP24 2BN Thetford, Norfolk, United Kingdom

Threlkeld | United Kingdom
The village of Threlkeld, 5 km east of Keswick, stands at the centre of the mines and quarries of the English Lake District. The granite quarry that is the centre of the museum was opened in 1870 to provide ballast for the railway from Penrith to Keswick. It continued to supply ballast, aggregate ...

Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum
Threlkeld Quarry
CA12 4TT Threlkeld, United Kingdom

Totton | United Kingdom
The tide mill at Eling, on the west side of the north end of Southampton Water, is the only one of its kind in England that is still working and productive. A tide- powered mill has occupied the site for nine centuries, but the present mill building and dam date from a rebuilding in the 1770s, and ...

Eling Tide Mill
The Tollbridge
SO40 9HF Totton, United Kingdom

Tredegar | United Kingdom
One of the most remarkable although one of the most logical monuments of the coal-mining industry is the display in Bedwellty Park, Tredegar, a mining community established about 1800 in the Sirhowy Valley, 10 km west of Blaenavon, of two colossal lumps of coal, which repose beneath a ...

Bedwellty Park
Bedwellty House
Morgan Street
NP22 3 Tredegar, United Kingdom