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Industrial Archaeology

  • E. R. R. Green
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1 Professor Skempton points out in a letter to the Editor that his work on the mills in Derbyshire and Shrewsbury was carried out jointly by himself and Mr H. R. Johnson of Sheffield University (Trans. Newcomen Soc. 1956, in the press). He also points out that it is incorrect to describe (as some have done) the Shrewsbury Mill as the first completely iron-framed building; it had, like all these mills, heavy brick load-bearing external walls and only the interior structure was of iron.

On 31 December, 1959 the new Industry Gallery of the National Museum of Wales at Cardiff opened, which exhibits ranging over a century and a half of Welsh industry. THe growing interest in industrial archaeology in the last few years was made manifest by the formation by the Council for British Archaeology of a Reasearch Committee on Industrial Archaeology, and the holding of a one-day Conference on this subject at London University on 12 December, 1959. In this article Dr E. R. R. Green, Lecturer in the Department of History at Manchester University, summarizes the work of the Conference and writes on the potential and necessary developments in this new field of archaeology.

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Antiquity
  • ISSN: 0003-598X
  • EISSN: 1745-1744
  • URL: /core/journals/antiquity
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