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"Exploring the Rich Tapestry of Industry: From Whisky Distilleries to Mines

Background imageIndustry Collection: Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. 1893

Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. 1893
The Man Engine at 234 fathoms level below adit, in 1893. The man engine went down to the 314 fathom level. Miners can be seen standing on the steps of the engine rod while others stand on solars or

Background imageIndustry Collection: Ferrybridge Power Station, North Yorkshire, England, UK

Ferrybridge Power Station, North Yorkshire, England, UK

Background imageIndustry Collection: William Jessop and Sons, steel manufacturer, Brightside Works, 1900

William Jessop and Sons, steel manufacturer, Brightside Works, 1900
From an advertisement in the 1900 Whites General and Commercial Directory of Sheffield and Rotherham and the parishes, townships, villages and hamlets within a radius of seven miles from Sheffield

Background imageIndustry Collection: Rainhill Trials October 1829

Rainhill Trials October 1829
These trials for early steam locomotives were run at Rainhill, near Liverpool, UK, to determine which would be used on the newly-completed railway from Liverpool to Manchester

Background imageIndustry Collection: BROOKLYN BRIDGE, 1882. Under the Towers : The unfinished Brooklyn Bridge as seen from Manhattan

BROOKLYN BRIDGE, 1882. Under the Towers : The unfinished Brooklyn Bridge as seen from Manhattan: wood engraving, 1882
BROOKLYN BRIDGE, 1882. " Under the Towers" : The unfinished Brooklyn Bridge as seen from Manhattan: wood engraving, 1882, after F. Hopkinson Smith

Background imageIndustry Collection: Laphroaig Whisky Distillery, Loch Laphroaig, Islay, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, United Kingdom

Laphroaig Whisky Distillery, Loch Laphroaig, Islay, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageIndustry Collection: Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. 1893

Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. 1893
The Man Engine at 234 fathoms level below adit, in 1893. The man engine went down to the 314 fathom level. Miners can be seen standing on the steps of the engine rod while others stand on solars or

Background imageIndustry Collection: The V & A. waterfront and Table Mountain cape Town

The V & A. waterfront and Table Mountain cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa

Background imageIndustry Collection: Pylon line Norfolk UK

Pylon line Norfolk UK
PM-10183 Pylon line Norfolk UK Pat Morris Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in anyway

Background imageIndustry Collection: Ruins of Wheal Coates Tin Mine engine house, near St Agnes, Cornwall, England

Ruins of Wheal Coates Tin Mine engine house, near St Agnes, Cornwall, England

Background imageIndustry Collection: Forth Bridge

Forth Bridge
Construction of the Forth Bridge, on the Firth of Forth at Queensferry in Lothian, 23rd June 1888. The steel cantilever construction was designed by John Fowler

Background imageIndustry Collection: Cammell Laird shipyard at Birkenhead BL22201_002

Cammell Laird shipyard at Birkenhead BL22201_002
Cammell Laird & Co shipyard, Birkenhead. Interior view showing a bay in the engine shop. One of a series of photographs of Cammell Laird works. Bedford Lemere. June 1913

Background imageIndustry Collection: Bakelite telephone

Bakelite telephone. Dial telephone with bakelite casing. Bakelite, the first plastic to be used for widespread commercial purposes

Background imageIndustry Collection: Singer sewing machine ad, 1890s

Singer sewing machine ad, 1890s
Advertisement for the Singer Automatic sewing machine, 1890s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageIndustry Collection: Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. 1831

Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. 1831
Engraving " Dolcoath Copper Mine" of 1831 from Cornwall Illustrated showing the 76" engine house with capstan alongside, together with a launder and bal maidens

Background imageIndustry Collection: Airbus A380 in flight C017 / 7889

Airbus A380 in flight C017 / 7889
Airbus A380 in flight. The A380 is the worlds largest passenger airliner and, due to its size, many airports have had to expand their facilities to properly accommodate it

Background imageIndustry Collection: Laxey Wheel, Laxey, Isle of Man, Europe

Laxey Wheel, Laxey, Isle of Man, Europe

Background imageIndustry Collection: Sizewell A Magnox nuclear power station, now closed, on the left

Sizewell A Magnox nuclear power station, now closed, on the left, and the newer B with pressurised water reactor, Sizewell, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageIndustry Collection: Coal mine in England, 1850s

Coal mine in England, 1850s
Removing coal in the Bradley mine, Staffordshire, England, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageIndustry Collection: Ferrybridge Power Station, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Ferrybridge Power Station, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageIndustry Collection: Redcar Beach at sunset with steelworks in the background, Redcar, Cleveland

Redcar Beach at sunset with steelworks in the background, Redcar, Cleveland, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageIndustry Collection: Honey bees, (Apis mellifera) honeycomb and life cycle, expanded cross-section and insets

Honey bees, (Apis mellifera) honeycomb and life cycle, expanded cross-section and insets

Background imageIndustry Collection: Tinsley cooling towers, Sheffield

Tinsley cooling towers, Sheffield
Tinsley cooling towers being demolished. These towers were built in 1938 as part of the Blackburn Meadows power station and stood over 75 metres tall

Background imageIndustry Collection: Building the HTP warehouse on Malpas Road, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1911

Building the HTP warehouse on Malpas Road, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1911
Warehouse being built for HTP (Hosken, Trevithick and Polkinhorn), who were agricultural and grain merchants. View of the frame of the building with scaffolding and gangs of workers

Background imageIndustry Collection: Railway goods shed, Rainham c. 1860 IC277_001

Railway goods shed, Rainham c. 1860 IC277_001
A cut-away reconstruction drawing, by Allan T. Adams, of the railway goods shed at Rainham, Medway, in the 1860s

Background imageIndustry Collection: Canadian Pacific freight train locomotive at Banff station, Banff National Park, Canadian Rockies

Canadian Pacific freight train locomotive at Banff station, Banff National Park, Canadian Rockies, Alberta, Canada, North America

Background imageIndustry Collection: Cammell Laird shipyard at Birkenhead BL22201_011A

Cammell Laird shipyard at Birkenhead BL22201_011A
Cammell Laird & Co shipyard, Birkenhead. Exterior view across the outer basin looking towards a ferry moored outside the Cammell Laird buildings

Background imageIndustry Collection: The mill at Sidlesham, 1900

The mill at Sidlesham, 1900
A front view of the mill John Fletcher Collection West Sussex Record Office, Ref No: PH 26114/9

Background imageIndustry Collection: Heavy Lift Barge

Heavy Lift Barge
Heavy lift barge Stavanger, North Sea oil capital, Rogaland, Norway, Scandinavia, Europe

Background imageIndustry Collection: Cranes at the Swan Hunter shipyard on the River Tyne, Northeast, England

Cranes at the Swan Hunter shipyard on the River Tyne, Northeast, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageIndustry Collection: Coalmine pithead silhouetted at dusk

Coalmine pithead silhouetted at dusk, South Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageIndustry Collection: A China Clay Pit, Leswidden, Harold Harvey (1874-1941)

A China Clay Pit, Leswidden, Harold Harvey (1874-1941)
Oil on canvas, Newlyn School, 1920 or 1924. This painting shows the harsh, labour-intensive working conditions of a china clay pit

Background imageIndustry Collection: Above Port Hedland

Above Port Hedland
Aerial view of Port Hedland, Western Australia. Port Hedland has a rich cultural heritage and is the second largest town in the Pilbara region of Western Australia

Background imageIndustry Collection: Ruins of Wheal Coates Tin Mine engine house, near St Agnes, Cornwall, England

Ruins of Wheal Coates Tin Mine engine house, near St Agnes, Cornwall, England

Background imageIndustry Collection: Brunels tunnelling shield

Brunels tunnelling shield
The tunnelling shield, or excavating machine designed by Sir Marc Isambard Brunel (1769- 1849) & used in the construction of the lining of the Thames tunnel

Background imageIndustry Collection: Didcot coal-fired power station

Didcot coal-fired power station
Silhouette of power station cooling towers. Photographed at Didcot coal- fired power station, Oxfordshire, UK

Background imageIndustry Collection: Oil rigs, artwork

Oil rigs, artwork
Oil rigs, computer artwork

Background imageIndustry Collection: Henri Maes Belgian Beer, Brewery, old town, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Henri Maes Belgian Beer, Brewery, old town, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bruges, Flanders, Belgium, Europe

Background imageIndustry Collection: Aerial image of Dungeness Nuclear Power Station, Dungeness headland, Kent

Aerial image of Dungeness Nuclear Power Station, Dungeness headland, Kent, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageIndustry Collection: Golden Driller outside the Convention Center

Golden Driller outside the Convention Center, Tulsa City, Oklahoma, United States of America, North America

Background imageIndustry Collection: The sun rises over the skyline in Toronto

The sun rises over the skyline in Toronto, August 4, 2015. REUTERS/Mark Blinch TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Background imageIndustry Collection: The Clay Pit, Harold Harvey (1874-1941)

The Clay Pit, Harold Harvey (1874-1941)
Oil on canvas, Newlyn School, 1923. View of Leswidden China Clay Works near St Just. This painting shows the harsh, labour-intensive working conditions of a china clay pit

Background imageIndustry Collection: Fishing Boats in Pittenweem Harbour, Fife, Scotland

Fishing Boats in Pittenweem Harbour, Fife, Scotland

Background imageIndustry Collection: South Yorkshire Coalfield, c. 1925

South Yorkshire Coalfield, c. 1925
Scale 2 inches : 1 mile.Size 40 x 33 cm.Original at Local Studies E49S

Background imageIndustry Collection: WEST VIRGINIA: COAL MINE. The next trip. Coal miners sitting in a mining car

WEST VIRGINIA: COAL MINE. The next trip. Coal miners sitting in a mining car, ready to go into the mine shaft at Maidsville, West Virginia. Photograph by Marion Post Wolcott, September 1938

Background imageIndustry Collection: Blowing glass in a British factory, 1800s

Blowing glass in a British factory, 1800s
Workers in a crown-glass factory, Great Britain, early 1800s. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageIndustry Collection: Polkanuggo Quarry, Stithians, Cornwall. 1903-1904

Polkanuggo Quarry, Stithians, Cornwall. 1903-1904
A general view of Polkanuggo Quarry with steam traction engine BETA No 483 and workers posing for the camera. The traction engine was made around June 1885 by John Fowler of Leeds

Background imageIndustry Collection: Mullion Cove (Porth Mellin), Mullion, Cornwall. 13th June 1908

Mullion Cove (Porth Mellin), Mullion, Cornwall. 13th June 1908
Fishermen with nets and lobster pots by an open boat on the beach. The older man is holding up a lobster for the photographer, while the younger man is seated on a pot and checking the nets




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"Exploring the Rich Tapestry of Industry: From Whisky Distilleries to Mines, and Everything in Between" Journey to the heart of Scotland's whisky industry at Laphroaig Whisky Distillery, nestled by the serene Loch Laphroaig in Islay, Argyll and Bute. Delve into history as we step back to 1893 at Dolcoath Mine in Camborne, Cornwall - a testament to Cornwall's once-thriving mining industry. Marvel at the breathtaking views of Table Mountain and the vibrant V & A Waterfront in Cape Town, where commerce meets natural beauty. Relive the past with another glimpse into Dolcoath Mine's storied past - a reminder of Cornwall's significant contributions to mining heritage. Stand in awe before Europe's largest working waterwheel, Laxey Wheel on the Isle of Man - an engineering marvel from a bygone era. Follow the pylon line that stretches across Norfolk UK like veins connecting communities and powering industries with electricity. Witness Birkenhead's proud shipbuilding legacy come alive at Cammell Laird shipyard - where vessels are crafted with skill and expertise. Step back into time with an enchanting vintage ad showcasing Singer sewing machines from the 1890s – revolutionizing textile industries worldwide. Indulge your senses as you explore Havana’s Cohiba cigars – exquisite limited edition treasures encased within a box brimming with luxury and craftsmanship. Reflect upon how communication has evolved through time as you admire a classic Bakelite telephone – an iconic symbol of technological progress. Explore nature’s intricate design within honeycombs while discovering Apis mellifera (honey bees) life cycle; witness their remarkable contribution to our ecosystem.