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How Britain Shaped the Manufacturing World

How Britain Shaped the Manufacturing World

By Philip Hamlyn Williams

Extracts from my book, How Britain Shaped the Manufacturing World which was published by Pen & Sword on 15 June 2022. In the book I look through the prism of the Great Exhibition of 1851 tracing back to the origins of the industrial revolution and then forward one century to the Festival of Britain.
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A Great Exhibition at the Crystal Palace

How Britain Shaped the Manufacturing World

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Famous names at the start of the bicycle - all leading to the British motor industry
Famous names at the start of the bicycle - all leading to the British motor industry
Hillman, Herbert, Humber, Siddeley and Dunlop are all there at the birth of the bicycle. So too are the entrepreneurs: Harry Lawson and Ernest Terah Hooley without whom it may never have happened? I write about this in How Britain Shaped the Manufacturing World published by Pen & Sword https://www.pen-and-sword.co.uk/How-Britain-Shaped-the-Manufacturing-World-Hardback/p/21375
10:46
August 17, 2022
Chapter 2 Trade and Shipping
Chapter 2 Trade and Shipping
This is an extract from the chapter that tries to explore the drivers behind the industrial revolution, Britain as a trading and seafaring nation.
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August 10, 2022
A Great Exhibition at the Crystal Palace
A Great Exhibition at the Crystal Palace
My exploration of the catalogue of the Great Exhibition of 1851 from which I then, in subsequent chapters look back to the origins of the industrial revolution (trade and shipping, coal and metal, textiles and steam and steel, and then forward to the Festival of Britain of 1951.
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July 17, 2022