Monday, 30 November 2009

Brinsley Headstocks Revisited

Not so long ago, I posted some pics of Brinsley Headstocks along with a short article about their local and literary significance, information for visitors to the area etc. (`Brinsley Headstocks and Other Such Things`, Wed 17 November 2009).

Now here they are again, on the cover of Ian Brown`s `Nottinghamshire Industrial Heritage` booklet ;

Interestingly, the book provides the information that the restored headstocks which can be seen at Brinsley date from 1875 and are wooden tandem headstocks. As you`ll see from the pic below and in previous postings, they are quite different in style from, say, the Shipley Woodside Mining Industry Memorial.

Brown`s book ranges widely over such areas as railways, canals and waterways, roads and bridges, mines and quarries, water pumping stations, various aspects of the textile industry and much else.

As you`ll now doubt have gathered by now, there are various links from this blog to sites relating to (among other things) the East Midlands, it`s history and environment, either at the end of articles or on the right-hand side of the blog. 

For anyone interested in Mr Brown`s book, you can use the link above to order via antiqbook. Postage will be extra, but it should not be expensive to post. Sorry, but at present we have one copy only.


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