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Three Abraham Darby’s

Abraham Darby
This entry is part 3 of 14 in the series Industrial Revolution

Abraham Darby was the first man to use coke in furnaces, his son produced wrought iron and his grandson built the iron bridge at Ironbridge. 3 generations of the same family contributing to the Industrial Revolution.

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Thomas Telford London to Holyhead Road

The debate over the high speed rail link between London and Birmingham, made us think about Thomas Telford, building a slightly controversial high speed road between London and Holyhead in 1819

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Those Humble Occupations

So many of our ancestors had seemingly humble occupations that it is easy to overlook the important role they played in the life

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St Katherines Dock key to understanding life in London’s Docklands 19thC

Ancestors who were London dock workers would have been familiar with St Katherine’s Dock

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