A triumph of Victorian innovation, a masterpiece of engineering and a cathedral of ironwork – the Crossness Pumping Station, opened by the Prince of Wales in 1865, hosted the inaugural meeting of the Industrial Heritage Network London (IHNL) last Friday. What a phenomenal location for the launch of the new network!
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The machinery, the stock, even a pot of tea on the stove – when the Newman Brothers factory closed, almost everything in it was left as if at the end of an ordinary working day. Described as a sort of mercantile Marie Celeste, Coffin Works are the only surviving example of a purpose-built Victorian coffin furniture factory in the UK. All the coffin fittings including the handles, breastplates, ornaments, linings, cushions and the funerary gowns are still there, and visitors are free to touch and interact with many of them.
Land of Oak & Iron, an area rich in industrial, natural and cultural heritage in the North East of England and the name of a local landscape partnership. Land of Oak & Iron are also one of the members of the Industrial Heritage Network North East (IHNNE) who hosted our second network meeting yesterday.