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Ditherington Mill and the industrial revolution

Author: Colum Giles; Mike Williams; Paul Belford; English Heritage,
Publisher: Swindon : Historic England, 2015.
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A detailed examination of the world's first iron framed building which illuminates many critical aspects of economic, social and technological history during the Industrial Revolution.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colum Giles; Mike Williams; Paul Belford; English Heritage,
ISBN: 9781848021181 1848021186
OCLC Number: 929606909
Description: xi, 159 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 28 cm
Contents: 1. Ditherington Mill: an introduction - Colum Giles 2. The Linen Industry in Great Britain: history, products, processes and location - Barrie Trinder and Mike Williams 3. Shrewsbury in the 18th and 19th Centuries: industry and culture - Barrie Trinder 4. Building the Mill - Barrie Trinder and Mike Williams 5. Innovation and Experimentation: Ditherington and the development of the iron-framed mill - Tom Swailes, Paul Murray Thompson and Mike Williams 6. Steam Power at Ditherington Mill - Ron Fitzgerald, Paul Murray Thompson and Mike Williams 7. Ditherington Mill at Work - Mike Williams and Barrie Trinder 8. The Gasworks and Gas Lighting at Ditherington Mill - Ian West 9. The Workforce in the 19th Century - Paul Belford and Barrie Trinder 10. Mill into Maltings - Barrie Trinder 11. Ditherington Rescued - John Yates
Responsibility: edited by Colum Giles and Mike Williams ; with contributions from Paul Belford and eight others.
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