Remains of Bedlington Ironworks where the iron railway line was invented

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Comments (5)

skida on February 23, 2008

Part of the scant remains of the ironworks where the maleable iron rail was invented and patented. Rails from these works were used for the Stockton and Darlington Railway. More info here

Palmina Moore on February 25, 2008

History indeed!


skida on February 25, 2008

A pity the local charvas have no sense of history. It is nearly all vandalised. :(

c.s. on June 1, 2008

Hi skida, what we're looking at is the cradle of railway transportation all over the world. It's a pity indeed that a place like this, where the iron rail was invented, now is used for the disposal of aluminium cans. The Bedlington Ironworks are industrial heritage, and I think local or higher up authorities must take care of this place.

Your gallery is one of those sites where a stray visitor will take his time looking around.

Best regards, Claus

skida on June 1, 2008

Thanks for visiting and for your kind words, Claus. It is indeed a pity that we have lost this industrial heritage site (there really is very little left now) and now it is the meeting place of underage drinkers.

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  • Uploaded on February 23, 2008
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