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ABM Pauls Maltings, Lincolnshire, November 2010

The old maltings, built around 1870 and destroyed by German bombs in 1940, had stood opposite a pea canning factory which after it burned down was replaced by the now empty Linpac factory. Re-building began in 1949, the site was […]

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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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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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