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Blue Gate mine, Exmoor, with engine pumping during an attempt to reopen the mines just before the First World War

Traditional haymaking near Winsford

Though the Bristol public had raised a generous sum for Irish famine relief in 1847, the prospect an increased flow of largely poor and Catholic Ir

A demand for roadstone at the end of the 19th century led to the opening of quarries at Penlee and elsewhere in Paul parish.

The history of education in Bolsover falls into several well-defined phases.

The Bolsover Colliery Company was established in 1890 and initially sank a colliery to the Deep Hard coal at Bolsover.

The coal trade was at the centre of Sunderland's economy throughout the 18th and 19th century.

Fawcett Street was the main thoroughfare of Victorian Sunderland.

Bricks and tiles have been used for building in Ledbury for centuries.

Eccles is a village in the English county of Kent, part of the parish of Aylesford and in the valley of the River Medway.