IRONBRIDGE GORGE, BLISTS HILL VICTORIAN TOWN - 13/07/03 - PAGE 2
More photos from our visit to Ironbridge Gorge, for more information on location and weather etc. see IRONBRIDGE PAGE 1.
|All three images above show the remains of an old blast furnace on the site, for more information about the furnace see the photo on the right although prepare for a wait, I had to leave the photo at a high resolution so that it is readable.|
|There was even a working Victorian fairground here on the Village Green, to add to the effect all the staff and volunteers at Blists Hill dress up in the typical clothes of the period.|
|On the left is the Squatters Cottage, centre and right photo are views taken as we walk through the site to the Hay Inclined Plane completed in 1793, it was a system that allowed boats and goods to be moved along rails from the Shropshire Canal, (photo on right) to the River Severn below.|
|On the left an old Ford Van. Centre and right we pay a short visit to Ironbridge itself completed in November 1777, it was designed by Abraham Darby and used 378 tons of cast iron in it's construction. On the right is the Table of Tolls located on the Tollhouse for the bridge.|