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Birmingham's Industrial Heritage: 1900-2000


Birmingham's Industrial Heritage: 1900-2000

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    Available in PDF Format | Birmingham's Industrial Heritage: 1900-2000.pdf | English
    R.M Shill(Author)
Birmingham was a renowned manufacturing centre by the 18th century and the city rapidly grew into the primary industrial centre of the Midlands. An account of Birmingham's heyday of heavy industry is recorded and the story is brought up to date with the story of the decline of heavy industry and its subsequent replacement by design, technology and computing. The proposed redevelopment of Rover's Longbridge site as a science park is symptomatic of this change.

Ray Shill is an industrial and transport historian: he lives in Birmingham. His first book for Sutton Publishing was Birmingham Canals in 1999.

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  • PDF | 208 pages
  • R.M Shill(Author)
  • Sutton Publishing Ltd.; 1st Edition edition (17 Oct. 2003)
  • English
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  • History

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  • By K. D. K. on 31 July 2017

    Great book very informative, showing how much industry there was in Birmingham in the 1900's.So sad looking back and reflecting on what we have now.

  • By Paul Grice on 15 May 2013

    My grandparents all came from Birmingham. And when I visited them the city - epitomised by the dirty and ill-painted buses - always seemed unattractive. Later I worked there and found the place even worse than I had expected. At that stage - the early 1980s, it suffered a decline due to politics. (I believe that the extent of this decline was unnecessary, avoidable and highly unfortunate for the country.) But what is clear is that Birmingham was the heart beating at the centre of the Empire, full of activities of all sorts mostly unknown outside the world of Enoch and Elie. This book is excellent for what it sets out to achieve and it is just unfortunate that a history like this isn't page-turning stuff. But it was more than I had hoped and dealt with the parts I was interested in competently.

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