High Bridge over the River Trent near Handsacre

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pedrocut on July 6, 2009

For a picture of the Bridge see BrownhillsBob’s picture here

As the Old High Bridge over the Trent near Handsacre was built in 1830, the Sir Oswald Moseley mentioned here was probably the 2nd Baronet of Ancoats; being High Sheriff of Staffordshire from 1814.

The famous (or infamous) Sir Oswald Moseley the leader of the British Union of Fascists in the 1930’s was the 6th Baronet.

pedrocut on July 9, 2009

The Coalbrookdale Company founded 1717

Abraham Darby died in 1717, not yet 40, intestate and leaving a widow and a family of young children of whom the eldest boy Abraham II was aged only 6. The equity of the business was valued at £3,200 and was then divided into 16 shares. After a series of transactions 11 of these shares were held by Thomas Goldney (a major creditor at Abraham Darby’s death) and his son, 2 by Darby’s son-in-law Richard Ford and 3 in trust for Darby’s children (these 3 being transferred to Abraham II and Edmund Darby in 1723). Hence from 1717 the Coalbrookdale Workds was owned by a company, at first known as the Coalbrookdale Company, which later became its official title from 1790 until recent years.

Ian Stehbens on July 9, 2009

I understand why you have photographed this Peter for your love of local history is very evident and we are the beneficiaries of this. Thanks


pedrocut on July 11, 2009

Thank you Ian

I also look forward to learning more of your local history, even though you seem to be teaching us how to play cricket at the moment!

Best wishes, Peter

Diggory Venn on September 25, 2011

Local history!My best regards to You Peter and to Your love for Wonderful Land!Old Good Russian Friend Diggory Venn!

pedrocut on March 18, 2012

For a recent picture of the bridge see BrownhillsBob's photo here...

Diggory Venn on March 19, 2012

Dear Peter!Thanks Very much!:)

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  • Uploaded on July 6, 2009
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    by pedrocut
    • Camera: Canon DIGITAL IXUS 500
    • Taken on 2006/01/26 15:44:52
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 15.44mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash