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By Topic Industrial History

Accounts of the "Potato Revolution," 1695 - 1845

Compilation of writings by various writers in relation to the Potato revolution.

Aspects of the Industrial Revolution in Britain

A substantial collection of resources, articles, and links, produced to support a five-week seminar on interpretations of the Industrial Revolution in Britain, in 2010.

Association for the History of Glass Limited (AHG)

An educational charity that aims to advance knowledge and interest in the study of glass of all periods, including archaeology, art history, conservation, and glass science. Includes details of membership, activities, publications, and links.

Engineering Timelines

Interactive exploration of Britain's engineering past. Visitors can search for projects by engineer name, view biographies or explore articles by various themes such as how, who, where and why.

Factory Workers in the British Industrial Revolution

Contains different articles about factory workers during the British Industrial Revolution from child labor, women workers, and sex discrimination.

Forestry Memories

A research project into the social history of forestry in Scotland in the twentieth century provides galleries of photos about the industry.

GKN 1759-2009

How a single ironworks established on a South Wales hillside at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution became a leading global business in the automotive, powder metallurgy, off highway vehicles, and aerospace sectors.

Grace's Guide

A wiki aiming to offer a comprehensive source of information on the engineering industry in Britain from the start of the Industrial Revolution to the 1960s.

Industrial Heritage of Britain

Explores the stories behind some of the waterways, bridges, power plants, railways and people of Britain's industrial past.

The Industrial Revolution -

An article offering an overview of the Industrial Revolution from agricultural, to technological changes, communications, and changing social patterns.

Made in Birmingham

Celebrates the industrial history of Birmingham and Smethwick; includes guides to different industries, a listing of significant companies, news, and links.

Making the Modern World

An education initiative by the Science Museum exploring science and invention, and their impact on society; includes virtual tours and learning modules.

Modern Story

A visitor guide to the industrial heritage of the North West of England, with information on attractions, things to do, trails and guided walks, and events.

Plastics Historical Society

Celebrating the heritage of the plastics industry. Contains a detailed timeline of inventions and the scientists behind them, plus a downloadable book for secondary schools, articles and virtual museum.

Revolutionary Players

A substantial interactive resource exploring the history of the Industrial Revolution in the West Midlands between 1700 and 1830. Provides a wealth of information organised by "learning journeys", themes, people, and places.

Scottish Industrial Heritage Society (SIHS)

Organises seminars, conferences and visits to sites of industrial heritage interest throughout Scotland; with details of membership, diary, and publications.

Soho Mint

Celebrates Matthew Boulton, his Soho Mint, and his contribution to the Industrial Revolution; includes a substantial library of articles, biographies, background on The Lunar Society, and other resources.

South Western Electricity Historical Society

A group of enthusiasts for the electricity history and industrial archaeology of the South West of England; with a library of articles and resources, suggested days out with an engineering theme, and details of their museum.

Sugar Refiners & Sugarbakers

A database of people and families in the UK sugar refining industry from the 16th to the 20th century; includes historical articles and resources.

Tools and Trades History Society

Aims to advance the knowledge and understanding of hand tools as well as the people and trades that used them. Presents membership form and information, publications, and links to museums and other places of interest.

What the Industrial Revolution Did for Us -

Offers a library of materials to support a BBC/Open University television series, with articles, listing of heritage centres, study guide, and interactive resources.

The Wolverhampton Gunlock Makers

This site features information about the gunlock making in Wolverhampton during those historical times.

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