Birmingham & The Black Country's Canalside Industries

Birmingham & The Black Country's Canalside Industries

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This illustrated volume examines the canalside industries of Birmingham and the Black Country, looking at iron, coal, gas, electricity, bricks and firebricks, and railway more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 172 x 248 x 10mm | 560g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752432621
  • 9780752432625

Table of contents

Introduction; Chapter 1 Canal Genesis; Construction of the first canals; Chapter 2 First Canal Links; Coal and metal; Chapter 3 Canal Age; Chemicals, Iron smelting, limestone, and quarry stone; Chapter 4 Merchandise Traffic; Bricks, flour and timber; Chapter 5 Railway Age; Railway interchange traffic; Chapter 6 Engineering & Innovation; The rise of the steel industry and tube making; Chapter 7 Dawn of a New Century; New traffic in cyanogens and gas oil; Chapter 8 Canals in Decline; Electric generation, rubbish & spoil; Conclusion; Appendixshow more