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Background imageIndustrial Collection: Battersea Power Station a077607

Battersea Power Station a077607
BATTERSEA POWER STATION, London. View of the station in Battersea, as seen at dusk from across the River Thames in Westminster

Background imageIndustrial Collection: Brodsworth Main Colliery EPW012843

Brodsworth Main Colliery EPW012843
BRODSWORTH MAIN COLLIERY, Adwick-le-Street, South Yorkshire. Aerial photograph taken in May 1925. The Colliery was opened in 1905 and closed in 1990

Background imageIndustrial Collection: Butlers Wharf c. 1910 BB87_09668

Butlers Wharf c. 1910 BB87_09668
BUTLERs WHARF, Shad Thames, London. View of the gantries c. 1910. Unknown photographer

Background imageIndustrial Collection: Battersea Power Station a98_05903

Battersea Power Station a98_05903
BATTERSEA POWER STATION, London. View from the north bank of the River Thames at night. It was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1937 and was the largest brick building in europe

Background imageIndustrial Collection: FerryBridge AA98 / 05454

FerryBridge AA98 / 05454
FERRYBRIDGE, Brotherton, North Yorkshire. Cooling towers at Ferrybridge Power Station form the background to this view of the Church of St Edward at Brotherton, North Yorkshire

Background imageIndustrial Collection: Shad Thames DD004547

Shad Thames DD004547
A view looking west along Shad Thames showing The Cardamom Building in the left foreground and the arch carrying Tower Bridge Road across Shad Thames just visible in the distance

Background imageIndustrial Collection: Didcot Power Station 27604_016

Didcot Power Station 27604_016
Didcot A Power Station, Oxfordshire. Photographed from the air in February 2013, prior to decommission & closure on 22nd March 2013

Background imageIndustrial Collection: Consett Steel Works a98_06557

Consett Steel Works a98_06557
CONSETT STEEL WORKS, Durham. General view of the Consett Steel Works showing trackways and overhead piping. The works supplied the materials for everything from Blackpool Tower to Britains nuclear

Background imageIndustrial Collection: Clink Wharf Ltd. a98_05351

Clink Wharf Ltd. a98_05351
CLINK WHARF LIMITED, Clink Street, St Mary Overys Dock, Southwark, London. The River Thames in London was lined with wharves into the 1950s

Background imageIndustrial Collection: Botallack Mine K021793

Botallack Mine K021793
BOTALLACK MINE, Cornwall. View of the mine buildings on cliff overlooking the sea

Background imageIndustrial Collection: Dunbar Wharf, Limehouse, London a002456

Dunbar Wharf, Limehouse, London a002456
DUNBAR WHARF, Narrow Street, Limehouse, London. This Thames-side wharf was built in the early 19th century for Duncan Dunbar & Sons

Background imageIndustrial Collection: Barrow-in-Furness shipyard 1920 EPW004064

Barrow-in-Furness shipyard 1920 EPW004064
BARROW-IN-FURNESS, Cumbria. Aerial view of the shipyard in July 1920 with four ships in various stages of completion. The shipyard was first established in 1852; by 1920 it was operated by Vickers

Background imageIndustrial Collection: Cammell Laird shipyard at Birkenhead BL22201_002

Cammell Laird shipyard at Birkenhead BL22201_002
Cammell Laird & Co shipyard, Birkenhead. Interior view showing a bay in the engine shop. One of a series of photographs of Cammell Laird works. Bedford Lemere. June 1913

Background imageIndustrial Collection: Austin Motor Plant EPW047811

Austin Motor Plant EPW047811
AUSTIN MOTOR PLANT, Longbridge, Birmingham. Aerial view of the car production plant in June 1935. Much of the manufacture at this time would have been the Austin 7. Aerofilms Collection (see Links)

Background imageIndustrial Collection: Engine House, GWR Works, Swindon BB94_04685

Engine House, GWR Works, Swindon BB94_04685
THE ENGINE HOUSE, Great Western Railway Works, Swindon, Wiltshire. 1846 interior view. Lithograph by John Cooke Bourne (1814-1896)

Background imageIndustrial Collection: Crossness Pumping Station DP183400

Crossness Pumping Station DP183400
Crossness Sewage Treatment Works, Crossness Pumping Station, Bazalgette Way, Erith Marshes, Bexley, Greater London. Interior view of the pumping station

Background imageIndustrial Collection: Wootton Bassett United Dairies, 1930. EPW032627

Wootton Bassett United Dairies, 1930. EPW032627
WOOTTON BASSETT UNITED DAIRIES, Wiltshire. The Dairy Supply Company opened its factory in 1908 and merged with United Dairies in 1915

Background imageIndustrial Collection: The Hoover Building J950085

The Hoover Building J950085
THE HOOVER BUILDING, Western Avenue, Perivale, London. Exterior view at night

Background imageIndustrial Collection: Battersea Power Station N130002

Battersea Power Station N130002
BATTERSEA POWER STATION, Battersea Park Road, London, SW8 5BP. View from north west, looking over the River Thames

Background imageIndustrial Collection: Cornish tin smelting works EPW009899a

Cornish tin smelting works EPW009899a
Cornish Tin Company Smelting Works. Believed to be Seleggan Works or East Wheal Basset Smelting Works, Redruth, Cornwall. This was the largest tin smelter that Cornwall possessed

Background imageIndustrial Collection: Tower Bridge a076902

Tower Bridge a076902
TOWER BRIDGE, London. The bridge seen from riverside gantries, looking east. The Thames is still a major port, with Thames barges and other vessels moored in mid stream

Background imageIndustrial Collection: Anderton Boat Lift N000041

Anderton Boat Lift N000041
ANDERTON BOAT LIFT, Cheshire. Floodlit, night view of the boat lift from the west. It was built in 1875 to carry goods between the River Weaver and the Trent & Mersey Canal

Background imageIndustrial Collection: Bell foundry DP130590

Bell foundry DP130590
Whitechapel Bell Foundry, 32-34 Whitechapel Road, Tower Hamlets, London. Exterior showing bells in the courtyard. The foundry has been operating on these premises since 1739

Background imageIndustrial Collection: Cammell Laird shipyard at Birkenhead BL22201_011A

Cammell Laird shipyard at Birkenhead BL22201_011A
Cammell Laird & Co shipyard, Birkenhead. Exterior view across the outer basin looking towards a ferry moored outside the Cammell Laird buildings

Background imageIndustrial Collection: The Potteries EPW045337

The Potteries EPW045337
FAIRFIELD POTTERY, Slippery Lane, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. The heart of the potteries with a series of kilns, towers and workshops producing all kinds of ceramics

Background imageIndustrial Collection: Tilbury Power Station 29649_050

Tilbury Power Station 29649_050
Tilbury B Power Station, Essex. Coal-fired power station built in 1961. In 2011 an attempt was made to convert to biomass but the power station has since been decommissioned. Photographed in May 2015

Background imageIndustrial Collection: Clipstone Colliery DP137964

Clipstone Colliery DP137964
Clipstone Colliery, Clipstone, Nottinghamshire. 1953 to the designs of architects Young and Purves of Manchester. General view of listed headstocks and power house

Background imageIndustrial Collection: Consett Steel Works FF98_00247

Consett Steel Works FF98_00247
Consett Steel Works, County Durham, 1945-80. Eric de Mare (1910-2002) cellulose acetate negative. Steel-making dominated Consett for 140 years from 1840, and the steelworks, employing 6

Background imageIndustrial Collection: Port Sunlight BL14041_027

Port Sunlight BL14041_027
LEVER BROTHERS SUNLIGHT SOAP WORKS, Port Sunlight, Wirral, Merseyside. Interior view. Workers packing soap boxes. Photographed by Bedford Lemere & Co. in April 1897

Background imageIndustrial Collection: China Clay works, Cornwall EAC281617

China Clay works, Cornwall EAC281617
ST AUSTELL, Cornwall. Aerial photograph showing the China Clay works. Photographed in 1974. Aerofilms Collection (see Links)

Background imageIndustrial Collection: Ironbridge Power Station DP248795

Ironbridge Power Station DP248795
Ironbridge Power Station, Buildwas Road, Telford, Shropshire. Cooling towers, flood-lit, night-time shot. November 2015

Background imageIndustrial Collection: Chelsea Bridge a001461

Chelsea Bridge a001461
CHELSEA BRIDGE, Battersea, London. A view looking south east towards Chelsea Bridge with Battersea Power Station beyond (the buildings fourth chimney was added later)

Background imageIndustrial Collection: Birkenhead in 1920 EPW004029

Birkenhead in 1920 EPW004029
BIRKENHEAD, Merseyside, August 1920. Aerial view. Prominent in the foreground are Queens Buildings with St James Church on its roundabout and Corporation Street

Background imageIndustrial Collection: Fulwell Mill

Fulwell Mill
Tower windmill. c1821, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear. IoE 391534

Background imageIndustrial Collection: Egypt Mill DP137154

Egypt Mill DP137154
Egypt Mill, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire. General view of mill. South West Textile Mills

Background imageIndustrial Collection: Swindon Works 29656_008

Swindon Works 29656_008
Swindon works site, Wiltshire. Formerly the Great Western Railway Works, it now houses the STEAM museum, the headquarters for the National Trust

Background imageIndustrial Collection: Hinkley Point 27466_007

Hinkley Point 27466_007
Hinkley Point A Nuclear Power Station, Somerset. The two main buildings each housed Magnox reactors. The power station was shut down in 1999 and is currently being decommissioned

Background imageIndustrial Collection: Didcot Power Station 27708_010

Didcot Power Station 27708_010
Didcot Power Station, Oxfordshire. Aerial view from June 2013, after decomissioning. SU5191/9

Background imageIndustrial Collection: Cooling towers and pylons DP157352

Cooling towers and pylons DP157352
Didcot A Power Station, Power Station Road, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 7HA. North west natural draft cooling towers and an electricity pylon

Background imageIndustrial Collection: Power Station EAR030695

Power Station EAR030695
OCKER HILL POWER STATION, Tipton, Staffordshire. Aerial view of a coal-fired power station with three cooling towers emitting steam. It was opened in 1902 to supply power to the Black Country

Background imageIndustrial Collection: Swindon and GWR Works EPW059047

Swindon and GWR Works EPW059047
SWINDON, Wiltshire. The Great Western Railway Works, Swindon station and the workers village (Swindon New Town), looking west. Photographed in August 1938. Aerofilms Collection (see Links)

Background imageIndustrial Collection: GWR Works, Swindon, 1920 epw000924

GWR Works, Swindon, 1920 epw000924
GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY WORKS, Swindon. Aerial view photographed May 1920. Aerofilms Collection (see Links)

Background imageIndustrial Collection: Fort Dunlop EPW026942

Fort Dunlop EPW026942
FORT DUNLOP, Birmingham. May 1929. Aerial view. Headquarters of Dunlop Rubber, a famous tyre manufacturer, established in 1917. At one time this was the largest factory in the world

Background imageIndustrial Collection: The Hoover Building EPW039561

The Hoover Building EPW039561
THE HOOVER BUILDING, Western Avenue, Perivale, London. Aerial view, 10th August 1932. Aerofilms Collection (see Links)

Background imageIndustrial Collection: Robinsons Flour Mill, Deptford, London 1883 BL03876

Robinsons Flour Mill, Deptford, London 1883 BL03876
ROBINSONS FLOUR MILL, Deptford, London. General view with boats in the foreground. Photographed by Bedford Lemere in 1883

Background imageIndustrial Collection: Dickens Brothers leather works, Northampton BB99_05292

Dickens Brothers leather works, Northampton BB99_05292
DICKENS BROTHERS, Northampton. Photograph of interior of leather works c.1929. Preparing leather for the shoe and boot industry

Background imageIndustrial Collection: Brentford factories EAW123245

Brentford factories EAW123245
Brentford (the Gillette Factory and Firestone Tyre Factory on the Great West Road). Photographed in November 1963. Aerofilms Collection

Background imageIndustrial Collection: Dudley blast furnaces OP02658

Dudley blast furnaces OP02658
Blast furnace, Russells Hall, Dudley, West Midlands, 1859. Mr Mills, dilute albumen print. Mr Mills, otherwise unknown as a photographer, recorded the blast furnaces at Russells Hall, west of Dudley



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