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This website is a global and all inclusive index to Our Industrial Past, its sites and events.

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Railway
Volk's Electric Railway United Kingdom
The first public electric railway began to carry passengers along the sea front at Brighton on 4 April 1883, and still operates. It was built by Magnus Volk (1851-1937), the son of a German clockmaker, who grew up in Brighton. It has been subjected to many changes but since 1940 has been controlled by Brighton Corporation and since 1995 has been supported by a voluntary body, the Volk's Electric Railway Association (VERA), which collects memorabilia and restores vintage vehicles


Ship
SS Great Britain United Kingdom
The SS Great Britain was the first ocean-going, iron-hulled, screw-driven vessel, and was the world's largest ship when she was launched from the dockyard in which she now reposes in 1843. She was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-59) who originally conceived her as a paddle steamer but, at a late stage in her construction, decided to use screw propulsion. She was constructed from wrought-iron plates of which some, if not all were rolled by the Coalbrookdale Co at Horsehay, Shropshire


Waterways Wharf
Brecon Canal Basin United Kingdom
The basin forms the terminus of the 56km Monmouthshire and Brecon canal, one of the most beautiful in Britain. Historically this was the gathering and distribution centre of a range of industrial and agricultural materials including limestone, iron and coal as well as wheat and vegetables


Iron works
Tondu Ironworks United Kingdom
The Tondu Ironworks site is the best preserved Victorian ironworks in Wales and the area has now been developed into a heritage park attraction for local people, visitors and schoolchildren with excellent facilities for disabled people, families with small children, cyclists and those wishing to learn more about the importance of the iron making industry in Wales


Blast Furnace
Cefn Cribwr Furnace United Kingdom
The blast furnace at Cefn Cribwr, 6 km NW Bridgend, produced iron for about 50 years from its foundation by John Bedford in the 1780s until 1836. Its remains, acquired by the local authority in 1987, have been uncovered and conserved and are now incorporated in Bedford Park. Cefn Cribwr is one of the most complete blast furnace complexes in Britain, with substantial remains of calcining kilns and coke ovens, as well as the blowing engine house, the charging ramp, the stack, the forehearth and the casting house. The car park occupies the site of a brickworks.

This site is sponsored by Heritage of Industry Ltd - Creating Journeys into the Industrial Past  http://www.heritageofindustry.co.uk

And endorsed by The Association for Industrial Archaeology - Promoting the study, preservation and presentation of Britain's industrial heritage  http://industrial-archaeology.org