‘Maid in Britain’

This bedroom was the one room home for the 7 members of the family of George Stephenson, whose famous 'Rocket' steam engine was the first train to run on the first public train line in the world, between Manchester and Liverpool

This bedroom was the one room home for the 7 members of the family of George Stephenson, whose famous ‘Rocket’ steam engine was the first train to run on the first public train line in the world, between Manchester and Liverpool

Bedroom of Thomas Bewick, master engraver and artist, at his tiny home at Cherryburn, Northumberland

Bedroom of Thomas Bewick, master engraver and artist, at his tiny home at Cherryburn, Northumberland

Just a note …

… to say that I have set up a new blogging site. Its aim is to let me carry on visiting old industries, or interesting people making things, then writing about them, without this turning into a ‘which steam engine I saw this weekend’ kind of site.

The latest post is quite topical, I think, given the state of the British steel industry.

I’ve posted some of the pictures here as a taster. It’s the usual mix of personal observation and sketchy facts!

There’s another thought-provoking bedroom picture in the post itself. Cramped accommodation seemed to be a leitmotif for this particular trip back in time in north-eastern England.

Here’s the link (the name is explained under the menu tab on the site):

Maid in Britain

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The appropriately named Killhope lead mine in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), England (also a Unesco Global Geopark)

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