The Ironstone Quarries of the Midlands: History Operation and Railways - Part 6 The Corby Area
The coming of the railway permitted the exploitation of the rich deposits of iron ore near Corby and Weldon; later, an ironworks was built, then the steel works, and in the search for ore the works railway network was expanded ever further in all directions of the compass.
Now that this quarrying activity has ceased, it has become increasingly difficult to realise how intensive it was. This book describes in detail the history of these quarries, the railways that served them, the machines that were used in them; and what can now be seen of them. At the same time, opportunity has been taken to include other quarries within the general ambit of Corby, to complete the survey of Northamptonshire.
Softback, 320 pages, black & white photographs
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