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London's Industrial Heritage

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London's Industrial Heritage


Did you know that apart from Lancashire the greatest concentration of Boulton & Watt steam engines was in London demonstrating the enormous and often overlooked significance of London as an industrial centre? The story of the many industries found in the capital is described in turn in this fascinating book. Amongst the industries discussed are long-lost breweries, the story of the world's first plastic material, the first synthetic dye, a gas works in Westminster, power stations, sulphuric acid factories and the River Thames full of colliers. Glass and leather works as well as potteries lined the south bank with food being imported to supply well-known manufacturers - Peak Frean, Tate & Lyle, Crosse & Blackwell, Heinz. Huguenot refugees dominated the silk industry, the match girls of Bryant & May went down with phossy jaw and East End immigrants sweated in the textile industry. The list goes on.

Additional Information

Stock Code: H8728.0
Author: Marshall G
ISBN13: 9780752487281
Height(mm): 248
Width(mm): 172
Page Count: 332
Publication Date: 8 Mar 2013
Publication Status: Out of print
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