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Wem | United Kingdom
The United States entered the Second World War late in 1941, and during 1942 embarked on Operation Bolero, the creation of facilities for the assembly of army and air force units in Great Britain for future assaults on continental Europe. The prototype storage base was begun at Wem, 16 km north of ...

Wem Industrial Estate
Soulton Road
SY4 5SE Wem, United Kingdom

Wentworth | United Kingdom
Wentworth Woodhouse is one of the finest and grandest Georgian Houses in England.  It is one of the most expensive ever built and ranks amongst Britain’s largest and most important country houses.  It was home of the 4th Earl Fitzwilliam who built Elsecar, made money from mining and industry and was ...

Wentworth Woodhouse
S62 7TQ Wentworth, United Kingdom

Weston-super-Mare | United Kingdom
The seaside town of Weston-super-Mare near Bristol is home to the largest museum in the world dedicated to helicopters. The collection was started privately by the aviation writer Elfan ap Rees in 1958 and moved to a former airfield at Weston-super-Mare in 1978. It continued to build its collection, ...

Helicopter Museum
Locking Moor Road
BS24 8PP Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom

The Royal Ordnance Factories were state-owned concerns which manufactured munitions in Great Britain during the Second World War. There were between 40 and 50 in all but there is no definitive list. Some were very large indeed, employing up to 30,000 workers. Many have left few remains, having been ...

Royal Ordnance Factory Thorp Arch - Filling Factory No 8
The Estate Office
Thorp Arch Estate
LS23 7BJ Wetherby, United Kingdom

Weybridge | United Kingdom
Brooklands epitomises some significant features of the British aircraft and motor car industries, and of motor sport. An embanked concrete racetrack for motorcars was built by the landowner Hugh Locke King in 1907. The track was crossed by a steel bridge, symbolising the two new constructional ...

Brooklands Museum
Brooklands Road
KT13 0QN Weybridge, United Kingdom

Weybridge | United Kingdom
This museum of London buses is outside the capital near Weybridge in Surrey. The collection of buses opened in the large building at its present site in 2011, but its origins go back to 1929. The museum aims to show the engineering heritage of the collection in its historical, social and ...

London Bus Museum
Brooklands Road
KT13 0QS Weybridge, United Kingdom

Whitchurch | United Kingdom
The silk mill by the clear waters of the River Test in Whitchurch, Hampshire, is one of England’s most attractive industrial buildings. It was built in 1815 by one Henry Hayter. It original purpose is uncertain but it was acquired in 1817 by William Maddick, a silk manufacturer, and has been used ...

Whitchurch Silk Mill
28 Winchester Street
RG28 7AL Whitchurch, United Kingdom

Whitehaven | United Kingdom
Whitehaven is one of the most spectacular harbours in England, and was built in the eighteenth century partly for shipping coal from mines along the Cumbrian coast, but also for the use of traders to America who imported tobacco and sugar. Whitehaven lay in the ancient parish of St Bees, which ...

Haig Colliery Mining Museum
Solway Road Kells
CA28 9AN Whitehaven, United Kingdom

Widnes | United Kingdom
Widnes and Runcorn lie on opposite banks of the River Mersey at the lowest point where the river has been bridged. In the nineteenth century the two towns became the principal centre in Britain for the manufacture of sulphuric acid, chlorine, alkali, and a range of associated products. The Catalyst ...

Mersey Road
WA8 ODF Widnes, United Kingdom

Wigan | United Kingdom
Situated on the banks of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Wigan Pier is one of the northwest’s favourite visitor attractions.No visit to Wigan Pier would be complete without seeing the Trencherfield Mill Engine in action. Our Engine is the world’s largest original working mill steam engine and is located ...

Wigan Pier
WN3 4EU Wigan, United Kingdom

Williton | United Kingdom
Bakelite, the invention of the Belgian Leo Baekeland, was one of the most important plastics of the first half of the twentieth century. The museum at Williton, located in a former water mill, has the largest collection of vintage plastic artefacts in Britain, including telephones, radios, cameras, ...

Bakelite Museum
Orchard Mill Bridge Street
TA4 4NS Williton, United Kingdom

Wilmslow | United Kingdom
Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate with Styal Village is the most complete and least altered factory colony of the Industrial Revolution. It is of outstanding national and international importance.Founded in 1784 by a young textile merchant Samuel Greg, Quarry Bank Mill was one of the first ...

Quarry Bank Mill
Quarry Bank Road Styal
SK9 4LA Wilmslow, United Kingdom

Wirksworth | United Kingdom
Wirksworth, principal town of the Derbyshire lead-mining district, and was also a textile centre, noted for the Haarlem Mill of 1780, perhaps the first cotton spinning factory in which steam power was employed, and for the production of the red tape used to tie together government documents. ...

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
Wirksworth Station Station Road Coldwell Street
DE4 4FB Wirksworth, United Kingdom

Woodbridge | United Kingdom
Tide mills are waterpower mills that take their energy not from a river but from the changing tides of the sea. Woodbridge mill is one of few that continue to make flour from tidal power. A mill was first recorded on the tidal estuary of the river Deben in 1170. The present mill building dates from ...

Woodbridge Tide Mill
Tide Mill Way
IP12 1BY Woodbridge Suffolk, United Kingdom

Worcester | United Kingdom
This is a museum that can be appreciated at a number of levels.Dr John Wall, a surgeon and prominent local figure started the Worcester Porcelain Manufactory in 1751. At the time the country was in the grip of a craze for porcelain because it was able to withstand boiling water – a vital pre ...

Museum of Royal Worcester
Severn Street
WR1 2NE Worcester, United Kingdom

Wrexham | United Kingdom
A mining disaster on 22 September 1934 at Gresford, now a suburb of Wrexham, was one of the worst in British history. It is commemorated in the district in several ways. Henry Dennis and his son Henry Dyke Dennis developed the pit at Gresford from 1907. Its shaft was 697 m deep, the first coal was ...

Gresford Memorials
A N Palmer Centre Wrexham Museum
Regent Street
LL11 1RB Wrexham, United Kingdom

Yeovil | United Kingdom
The name of Haynes Publishing of Sparkford in rural Somerset is synonymous in the United Kingdom with maintenance manuals for cars, and the company displays a collection of more than 400 motor vehicles near its headquarters. It includes many examples of élite marques, such as Bentley, Rolls Royce ...

Haynes International Motor Museum
BA22 7LH Yeovil, United Kingdom

York | United Kingdom
The ‘garden village’ of New Earswick on the northern side of York influenced housing patterns in England and elsewhere for more than 60 years of the 20th century. It was built for Joseph Rowntree (1835-1925) the Quaker chocolate and cocoa manufacturer whose factory was nearby. Construction began in ...

Garden Village of New Earswick
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
40 Water End
YO30 6WP York, United Kingdom

York | United Kingdom
York is one of the principal railway junctions in England, with an impressive station with curving glass and iron train sheds of 1872-7, and the imposing early 20th century headquarters building of the former North Eastern Railway. The National Railway Museum is located in onetime railway ...

National Railway Museum York
Leeman Road
YO26 4XJ York, United Kingdom

Vatican City | Vatican City
The Città del Vaticano (Vatican City) the global centre of the Roman Catholic church, is a 44 ha enclave within the city of Rome whose status is defined by the Lateran Treaty of 1929. One of its links with the outside world is a 1.27 km railway from the San Pietro station of the Italian state ...

Vatican City Railway Station
Vatican City, Vatican City