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Book Talk - ‘London’s Industrial Heritage’ with Geoff Marshall

Historian Geoff Marshall discusses London’s often overlooked industrial heritage and its implications on workers and the fabric of the city.


Historian Geoff Marshall discusses London’s often overlooked industrial heritage and its implications on workers and the fabric of the city, as told in his new book.

Apart from Lancashire, the greatest concentration of Boulton & Watt steam engines was in London, demonstrating the enormous and often overlooked significance of London as an industrial centre. London once had scores of breweries; the world’s first plastic material was synthesised in the East End; there was even a gasworks opposite the Palace of Westminster. Clerkenwell was a centre for watch and clock makers; the River Thames used to be full of colliers bringing coal from Newcastle; Joseph Bramah invented his water closet and hydraulic pump here, and Henry Maudslay made machines to make machines.

The story behind the many industries found in the capital is described in Geoff Marshall’s unique book. Geoff will be discussing his research and exploring some of the related social and political implications arising from this period of heavy industry.


Speaker(s):

Geoff Marshall | talks

 

Date and Time:

17 July 2013 at 7:00 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

Housmans Bookshop
5 Caledonian Road
King’s Cross
London
N1 9DX
020 7837 4473
http://www.housmans.com/

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Tickets:

Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

Available from:

At the door on the night

Additional Information:

HOW TO FIND US:
We're very easy to find - just a two minute walk from King's Cross/St.Pancras terminals. Housmans is at the bottom end of Caledonian Road where it meets with Pentonville Road. If you have any problems finding us, give us a call!
Map showing our location: qr.net/housmans

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