Category Archives: Industrial Heritage

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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Port Sunlight……..one philanthropic industrialists vision

William Hesketh Lever (later Viscount Leverhulme) built Port Sunlight to house the workers at his soap factory, Lever Brothers, which eventually became the global giant, Unilever. The village holds a unique place in the history of urban planning and represents … Continue reading

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