If museums provide a glimpse into the past, then “living museums” are a window into the lives of our ancestors. The Royal Naval Dockyard at Chatham once occupied 400 acres and employed 10,000 skilled craftsmen along the banks of the… Read More ›
A lovely museum with three perfectly preserved bottle kilns and workshops showing the working of a typical pottery during the Industrial Revolution. If you’ve read Arnold Bennett Anna of the Five Towns you must visit this place.
The Maritime District of Bristol in the West of England was once the centre of Britain’s largest port and today is a wonderful centre for visiting and understanding how some of your ancestors MAY have been connected to or influenced… Read More ›
England has a number of Industrial Museums dedicated to showcasing the entrepreneurial spirit and creative engineering of the Industrial Revolution, especially the period 1750 to 1900. One of these is less than 75 miles from our home. The Black Country… Read More ›
My great grandfather, William Waters, was born in 1841, and by the time of the Census 1851 he was 9 years old and working in a Cornish tin mine alongside his father, Joseph. When the 1891 census was taken he… Read More ›
“Industrial history is not primarily about machines, raw materials, processes and products. It is about the people who created, innovated, laboured, suffered, acquired, bought and enjoyed, became rich or died young, lived comfortably on the profits or were crushed by… Read More ›