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Private Owner Wagons: An Eleventh Collection
Lightmoor Press

Private Owner Wagons: An Eleventh Collection

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In his eleventh exploration of Britain’s industrial history, the author has focused on two giants whose names may not be well known. Both were innovators in their respective trades; from very humble beginnings working as a boy in a Lancashire coal mine Joel Settle rose to be a dominating figure in the north Staffordshire coal industry, his innovations changing its face forever. Alfred Baldwin came from a family of Black Country ironmasters to rescue an ailing family ironfoundry from dereliction as a stepping stone to the founding of one of the largest and best known iron and steel manufacturers in the country – in addition his only child became Prime Minister of this country. Also included is a world heritage site in the Blaenavon Ironworks; an oddity from the Gloucester works designed to transport brine from a mineral spring to a world-renowned hotel; and a very familiar name which once adorned petrol pumps throughout the country. Few of these images have been seen before.

ISBN: 9781899889686

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