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In April we have our Industrial Explorer in North Kent. Sue Constable leads us on this trip which will be looking at the River Medway from Maidstone to the confluence with the Thames. The area is often not thought of as being a significant industrial area but actually houses a range of interesting sites. The lower reaches of the river has important maritime history, the most obvious survival being Chatham Naval Dockyard. There were also naval and other military installations on the Isle of Sheppey including gunpowder works. Chatham has also been the home of the Royal Engineers since 1750 and there are many buildings associated with this. The whole area was home to a significant paper making industry. Newsprint for the daily papers was made here as well as better quality paper. We shall be looking at the remains of this industry including an industrial railway. Faversham was important for the manufacture of gunpowder and other explosives and a visit to the mill will be included in our itinerary.

Full details: http://www.citysafaris.co.uk/2018/NorthKent/NorthKent.html


In June we have one of our Country House Technology tours. Prof. Marilyn Palmer will lead us in East Yorkshire, an area of great natural beauty and with some magnificent examples of the great Country House with the remains of some fascinating early technology. Only one of the houses included on this tour belongs to the National Trust - the rest are private houses or English Heritage and are probably not on most people’s radar. We include Nostell Priory, Brodsworth Hall, Harewood House, Burton Constable, Burton Agnes and will include an historical walk through Medieval Beverley. Our first two nights will be at a 4* hotel outside Doncaster and then at a Georgian Country Hotel surrounded by 4 acres of gardens and meadows on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds near Beverley.

Full details: http://www.heritageofindustry.co.uk/CountryHouse/2018_EastYorks/EastYorks.html


And then in September we are travelling overseas to Spain for a City Safari in Bilbao.  The original settlement was on a small area of flat land beside the Nervion River and from the beginning it was a port and a trading town where fine Castilian wool was sold and exported. In the 17th century iron mining became important. Mines and residential areas existed side by side leading to pollution, overcrowding and health problems. As ships became larger the port moved downriver and now the docks are around the mouth of the river. Factories and warehouses lined the river banks with access by water on one side and by rail on the other. In the 19th century the iron ore reserves outside the city in Triano were mined producing ore low in phosphorus, much of which was exported to Britain for use in the Bessemer process. The city grew through time and there was a major expansion around 1900, with a ‘new town’ being built. One of the highlights will be a ride across the river on the Biscay Bridge.

Full details; http://www.citysafaris.co.uk/2018/Bilbao/Bilbao2.html

I hope you find something of interest in the above and please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have  any queries.

Kind regards,

Bill Barksfield

Managing Director

Heritage of Industry Ltd

Exploring the Industrial Past for more than 28 years

The Gables

20 Main Road

East Hagbourne

Oxon

OX11 9LN

Web: http://www.heritageofindustry.co.uk

Email: bill@heritageofindustry.co.uk

Phone/Fax: +44 1235 352275


Email: bill@heritageofindustry.co.uk

Phone/Fax: +44 1235 352275


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