Category Archives: Industrial Heritage

Port Sunlight and William Lever, Social Philanthropist…………..should be compulsory reading for HR professionals

Yesterday I paid a second visit to Port Sunlight village and visited the museum and one of the workers cottages. The museum is small but well worth a visit if you are the least bit interested in our industrial heritage. … Continue reading

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The “World of Glass”………industrial heritage

The other day I decided to continue my exploration of the industrial heritage of Northern England and after a quick “Google” and follow research I came up with the World of Glass Museum at St Helens in Lancashire (it says … Continue reading

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Pontcysyllte Aqueduct……….”the canal in the sky”

In my travels around Europe and the UK I have encountered many engineering and architectural wonders, the Ribblehead Viaduct, the Roman Aqueduct in Segovia, the Forth Bridge, the Oresund Bridge between Sweden and Denmark and the magnificent Vasco de Gama … Continue reading

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The Daniel Adamson…………tugboat on the River Weaver

For the last week or so I have been making regular journeys to the M56 motorway which requires me to cross the River Weaver at the Acton Swing Bridge just three miles form my home. Each time I crossed the … Continue reading

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Anson Engine Museum…….a “must see” industrial heritage museum

Today I took the opportunity of visiting the Anson Engine Museum as I continue my exploration of the industrial heritage of the area I have recently moved to. I came across the website for the museum by chance on the … Continue reading

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The Anderton Boat Lift…………British Engineering at its Best

  Went for a walk around the country park next to the Anderton Boat Lift, which is just outside of Northwich in Cheshire. There is a pleasant little walk (a couple of miles or so) which takes you on a … Continue reading

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The Bridgewater Canal in Cheshire

Since relocating to Weaverham in Cheshire just over five months ago I have been continuing my exploration of our industrial heritage in the surrounding area. Today I took the opportunity for a walk along the Bridgewater Canal, which is as … Continue reading

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Macclesfield Silk Museum………a place to treasure

As part of my continuing exploration of the industrial heritage of Cheshire I decided to take in a visit to the Silk Museum at Macclesfield. I know it may not sound the most exciting of places to visit but sometimes … Continue reading

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Liverpool, my! how its has changed…………….and for the better!

Earlier this week I visited Liverpool for the first time in many years. It is all part of my plan to explore the area which I recently moved to in Cheshire. My memories of the city were very negative from … Continue reading

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Stroud and surrounding valleys…….ee!, it could be West Yorkshire

A week ago I was down visiting a friend in Stroud, Gloucestershire for a well earned break after the stresses of the last nine months, buying and selling a house does nothing for personal stress levels. The weather was glorious, … Continue reading

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