Agriculture & Countryside

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A Prize Bull

First half of the 19th century, Edmund Bristow (1787-1876, b. Eton – d. Eton). Wolverhampton Art Gallery.… read more »

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Advertisement: J. Darwen and Son, Saddlers, Harness Makers, Bridle Cutters, etc, Birmingham

Image from: William Hawkes Smith, Birmingham and its Vicinity as a Manufacturing and Commercial District (London and Birmingham, 1836), Local… read more »

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Apparatus

Image from: Joseph Priestley Collection by Samuel Timmins, Birmingham City Archives.

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Bark Peeling Tools

Image: Barking irons, Wyre Forest [Image from: Bewdley Museum] 3. Bark Peeling Tools Bark peeling was a task… read more »

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Charcoal Burning

Image: Charcoal burning in the Wyre Forest. A man is raking out a clamp with a “rauble” or… read more »

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Charcoal Burning

Image: Charcoal burning in the Wyre Forest. Two men are filing sacks with charcoal from an oak spade… read more »

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Charcoal Burning Tools

Image: Charcoal burning in the Wyre Forest. [Image from: Bewdley Museum] 8. Charcoal Burning Tools (2) Item located… read more »

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Charcoal Burning Tools

Image: Charcoal burning in the Wyre Forest. [Image from: Bewdley Museum] 9. Charcoal Burning Tools (3) Items located… read more »

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Charcoal Burning Tools

Image: Charcoal burning in the Wyre Forest. [Image from: Bewdley Museum] 10. Charcoal Burning Tools (4) Item located… read more »

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Charcoal burning: Retorts

Image: Charcoal burning in the Wyre Forest. Three men are cutting up timber to fill retorts. A horse… read more »

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Charcoal Burning: Retorts

Image: Charcoal burning in the Wyre Forest. One man is filling a retort and taking wood from two… read more »

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Derby Porcelain: William Duesbury II and Robert Bloor

Image: Old China Works, Derby, showing kilns for firing the porcelain. John Keys, Sketches of Old Derby… read more »

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Farrier

Source: The Complete Book of Trades, or the Parents Guide and Youth’s Instructor in the Choice of a… read more »

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Lowe’s Rope and Twine Manufactory

Image: A display at Bewdley Museum of items from Lowe’s Rope and Twine Manufactory. The firm was founded… read more »

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Mapplebeck and Lowe, Manufacturers of Agricultural Implements, Birmingham

Advertisement, Men and Things of Modern England… The New Illustrated Directory… (Birmingham, M Billing, 1856)

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Princess Ekaterina Dashkova’s Visit to Soho, Handsworth

Image: Soho Manufactory. William West, Picturesque Views… of Staffordshire(Birmingham, 1830). Engraving by T Radclyffe was based on a drawing… read more »

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Richard Bach and Co, Agricultural and Mechanical Engineers, Birmingham

The New Illustrated Directory Entitled Men and Things of Modern England, 1858

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Ruins of Tutbury Castle

Water colour undated, Paul Sandby (1725-1809, b. Nottingham – d. London).

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The Leasowes, South, Seat of M. Attwood, Esq.

Image from: Picturesque Views and Descriptions of Cities, Towns, Castles, Mansions and other Objects of Interesting Features in… read more »

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The Wrekin, from Leighton

Image from: Picturesque Views and Descriptions of Cities, Towns, Castles, Mansions and other Objects of Interesting Features… read more »

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Thorley’s Food For Cattle

The New Illustrated Directory Entitled Men and Things of Modern England, 1858

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W. Standley, Spur Manufacturer, Walsall

The New Illustrated Directory Entitled Men and Things of Modern England, 1858

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William Middlemore, Wholesale Sadler, Harness Maker, Currier, Birmingham

The New Illustrated Directory Entitled Men and Things of Modern England, 1858

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Work and Labour

Image: Charcoal burning in the Wyre Forest. Two charcoal burners in front of their hut, with some of… read more »

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Works Fire Engine

Image: Photos taken about 1950. The works fire brigade was formed in 1848 and this example of a… read more »

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