Railways and Industries in North East Wales & Deeside (Pen & Sword)

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In this book, author Rob Shorland-Ball examines the history of the industries of north east Wales and Deeside and the railways which served them. The region was home to a variety of industries, with a large steel works at Shotton, an iron and steel works at Brymbo and more recently, the giant Airbus factory which makes wings for the iconic Airbus A380s.

The book contains an introduction to the region and its industries, before going on to look at:

  • Why North East Wales and Deeside?
  • Exploration: Railways and Industries Explored in this book
  • Ponkey: A Guide to Hidden Places
  • Industrial Resources: Limestone, Lead, Coal, Iron Ore, Brick and Pottery Clay
  • Entrepreneurs: Some of the men who developed the resources.
  • Railways: Narrow Gauge Tramways, Standard Gauge Industrial and Passenger Lines
  • Iron and Steel Making: Brombo Iron and Steel Works, Shotton Steel Works
  • Twentieth Century Decline and Fall
  • Late-Twentieth and early 21st century resurgence

Railways and Industries in North East Wales & Deeside provides a fascinating study of the industries of the region and the railways which once served them. Well-illustrated throughout with over 150 colour and black & white photographs, maps and diagrams. Hardback. 144 pages.

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