James Brindley Canal Builder

James Brindley Canal Engineer
This entry is part 7 of 14 in the series Industrial Revolution

James Brindley canal engineer whose work in canal engineering spanned a mere 13 years. How did he manage to achieve so much for the canal building era? His work can still be seen in the centre of Birmingham.

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The Golden Hind

Golden Hind London

The Golden Hind will be part of Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee flotilla down the Thames, what impact did Drakes voyage have on the nation just over 430 years ago?

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Old Ships Pictures and photos

Search an intriguing collection of ships pictures, lists and names of shipping companies, so useful when it comes to material to explore and extend your own family history

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Sinking of SS Princess Alice 1878

Passenger Ship SS Princess Alice
This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series River Thames

The highest ever loss of civilian life in UK territorial waters was the sinking of the SS Princess Alice in 1878. The loss of a ship seems to resonate deeply with the people of the British Isles and this disaster caused a nation to grieve

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