Archive for the tag 'Blists Hill Museum'

More of this weeks theme can be found in the ’still life’ gallery.

12 Comments CherryPie on Oct 12th 2012

This cottage has only three rooms and was once home to a family of nine.  Originally the cottage would have had an earth floor, this was subsequently bricked over and later tiled.  Where the cottage was originally situated, the nearest supply of fresh water was from a well that was half a mile away.

18 Comments CherryPie on Jun 2nd 2012

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8 Comments CherryPie on May 23rd 2012

For those who are interested in the technical details:

The Hay Inclined Plane connects the canal at Blists Hill with the canal at Coalport, lifting boats 63m using a combination of steam power and gravity. The inclined plane was opened in 1792 and remained in use until the end of the nineteenth century. It survives today [...]

17 Comments CherryPie on May 21st 2012

24 Comments CherryPie on May 19th 2012

For more of this weeks PhotoHunt pictures check out Whistlestop PhotoHunt.

14 Comments CherryPie on May 11th 2012