This course examines the birth of the Industrial Revolution. You will visit some of the 18th and 19th century sites, including Ironbridge in the beautiful Severn Valley where in 1709 Abraham Darby first mass produced iron, Quarry Bank Mill, one of the earliest cotton factories still powered by a gigantic water wheel (1784) and the world famous Wedgwood factory in The Potteries. The tour also includes a day exploring the English Lake District.

‘Revolution’ is designed for amateur historians, history teachers and others who enjoy exploring interesting aspects of history with a knowledgeable guide.

You don’t have to be an expert to enjoy this course. You need only an enquiring mind and a willingness to explore the sites of industrial archaeology in the region where the Industrial Revolution began.

For groups only. Price and Dates upon request.

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