The 2020 winners of the Association for Industrial Archaeology’s publication awards have been announced. These are David Dungworth, for Glassworking in England from the 14th to the 20th century in England (Historic England & Liverpool University Press), and Martin Green and Michael Jeffs, for The Ironmen of Leamington (Leamington Industrial History Group and the Warwickshire Industrial Archaeology Society).
David Dungworth’s volume was published in 2019. The book represents the culmination of 15 years of research at Historic England, providing a detailed examination of the English glass industry from the 14th to the 20th century with a main emphasis on the archaeological evidence and, in particular, on the contribution made by scientific analysis of both finished glass and glassworking waste. It traces the development of this industry and shows how the range of raw materials and production processes changed. Further details can be found here: https://www.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/books/id/52137/
Martin Green and Michael Jeffs’ volume, The Ironmen of Leamington, is based on a long-term joint research project by Warwickshire Industrial Archaeology Society and Leamington History Group. The team was led by Martin Green and Mick Jeffs and looked at the story of iron objects produced in the town and the people who made them in the 19th century. Examples of the products include coal-hole covers, balconies, railings, and vast cooking ranges. The firm of Flavel was the only one which survived and thrived into the next century; the works is now run by Rangemaster. Further details can be found here: https://leamingtonhistory.co.uk/the-ironmen-of-leamington-book/