Industrial History Titles

Our range of industrial books continues to grow slowly. We do, however, have a number of new projects in hand which will widen the scope of the coverage.

We have also purchased the remainder of three books on the Gas Industry, which have not been widely marketed but which contain much of interest to industrial historians. For those with an interest in the unusual take a look at The Magic of Hot Water, full of wonderful contraptions for heating the bath and lots of excellent period advertisements.

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The Brendon Hills Iron Mines and the West Somerset Railway
M. H. Jones
The industrial history of Great Britain records numerous enterprises which failed to fulfil expectations and have since vanished almost without trace...more
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Frog Lane Colliery: Sixty Years On
South Gloucestershire Mining Research Group
It is sixty years since Frog Lane Colliery at Coalpit Heath in South Gloucestershire closed but memories of the colliery are still strong. This book...more

A History of The Fullers Earth Mining Industry Around Bath
Neil Macmillen with Mike Chapman
There is evidence of fuller's earth mining in the Bath area from Roman times and the industry only finally ceased in 1980. Indeed, this detailed...more
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A Treatise on Forest of Dean Stone, 1913

First published in 1913 by The United Stone Firms Ltd, this extremely rare little booklet was a promotional item extolling the qualities of the...more

Waller's Description of the Mines in Cardiganshire
David Bick
Three centuries ago, the silver-lead mines of mid-Wales were highly prized and, after a rich discovery, the Company of Mine Adventurers was launched...more

The Free Miners of the Royal Forest of Dean and Hundred of St. Briavels
Cyril Hart
This book is an authoritative and exhaustive account of the unique ancient right of the Forest of Dean Free Miners in relation to coal, iron ore and...more

Robert Mushet and the Darkhill Ironworks
Keith Webb
Robert Mushet is the father of modern steel alloys. His pioneering experiments, carried out at his Darkhill Ironworks, near Coleford in the Forest...more

Blood on Coal
Ralph Anstis
Many books have been written about the 1926 General Strike and lockout but none up to now has told how the Forest of Dean was affected. The strike was...more
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Always Under Pressure A History of North Thames Gas Since 1949
Malcolm Falkus
This book traces the history of North Thames Gas from nationalisation of the gas industry in 1949 until privatisation in 1986. It was a period which...more

The History of the Gas Light & Coke Company 1812-1949
Stirling Everard
In this book the author draws upon contemporary records for his complete description of the history of the world's first gas company, which eventually...more

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