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St Joseph’s Seminary, Upholland, June 2010

St Joseph’s College was founded in 1880 by Bishop Bernard O’Reilly to be the Seminary serving the North West of England. The college was formally opened in 1883. The first Junior Seminary of the Diocese was founded at St Edward’s […]

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Dingle Railway Station, Dingle, Liverpool, May 2010

Dingle railway station was an underground station located on the Liverpool Overhead Railway (LOR), at the south end of Park Road, Dingle, Liverpool. It was the only below ground station on the line. Trains accessed the station via a half […]

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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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