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Whilst reading about the artist Bob Murray I was reminded of my visit to The Museum of Steel Sculpture in 2012. The sculptures were dotted around a 10 acre woodland site in Coalbrookdale. On arrival we were greeted by Pam, the co-founder of the museum as we gave her the nominal museum entrance fee. The sculptures [...]

19 Comments CherryPie on May 20th 2015

15 Comments CherryPie on May 12th 2012

The world’s first cast iron bridge was built over the River Severn at Coalbrookdale in 1779.
From Wiki:

In the early eighteenth century, the only way to cross the Severn Gorge was by ferry. However, the industries that were growing in the area of Coalbrookdale and Broseley needed a more reliable crossing.
In 1773, Thomas Farnolls Pritchard[1] wrote [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Apr 30th 2012