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Brymbo Steel Works, Brymbo, North Wales, May 2010

The works was founded by John ‘Iron Mad’ Wilkinson who built a blast furnace on the site in 1793, just after he bought Brymbo Hall. The reasons for his move from the nearby Bersham Ironworks are thought to be on […]

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Denbigh Asylum (North Wales Hospital), Denbigh, May 2010

With the Lunatic Act passed in 1808 every county in the country was to provide an institute for the mentally ill, but by 1840 North Wales was still without such an institution because the poor rural communities could not afford […]

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Huncoat (Padiham B) Power Station, April 2010

The The Lancashire Electric Power Company proposal to build coal fired plant at Padiham (known as Padiham ‘A’) was approved in 1924 for a 12,000kW station. By March 1925 two 6,000kW alternator sets had been ordered, the sidings for delivery […]

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