Join the Brunel Swivel Bridge 170th Birthday Celebrations!

The Brunel Swivel Bridge, dubbed ‘Brunel’s Other Bridge’, is a remarkable survival of one of Brunel’s most original concepts, a pivoting bridge that once crossed his new lock at the entrance to Bristol City Harbour.  It is much older than the Clifton Suspension Bridge, and is still in place but is now derelict, the only piece of Brunel’s work to have been abandoned in the City.

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Inaugural meeting of the Industrial Heritage Network South East (IHNSE) – beginning of another great partnership

Last Friday, another Industrial Heritage Network took the first step towards creating robust, peer to peer support for industrial heritage sites and organisations throughout the region. The inaugural meeting of the Industrial Heritage Network South East (IHNSE) took place on a beautiful, sunny day at Amberley Museum. The IHNSE brought together a variety of members and joined the family of Industrial Heritage Networks (IHNs) across England.

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Final Days of Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings Coronet Crowdfunder

Historic England’s crowd-funding appeal to raise funds towards the restoration of the Jubilee Coronet at Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings closes in a matter of days and they still need your help to reach their target.

As the world’s first iron-framed building in the world, the Main Mill is an extraordinary example of the nation’s industrial heritage, embodying significant changes in factory design and structural engineering. The Main Mill was the first fireproof, multi-storey structure of its kind and is known as the grandparent of the modern day skyscraper.

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Empowering, relevant, dynamic – using industrial history collections to engage and inspire

How do we get visitors to engage with our collections? How do we ensure our collections are relevant to the modern audiences? Could local communities and other visitors become more involved in how we manage our collections?

These were just some of the questions we looked at during the Industrial Heritage Network North West (IHNNW) meeting last Thursday at the National Waterways Museum (Boat Museum) in Ellesmere Port.

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