Oldest Surviving Gas Works Protected

The DCMS and Historic England announced on the 15 July 2020 that the remains of what is believed to be the earliest surviving gas works in the world have been protected through scheduling. The site lies at the Dolphinholme Worsted Mill in the upper Wyre Valley in Lancashire, and was installed in 1811, providing gas…

AIA Looks to the Post-Pandemic Future

The Association for Industrial Archaeology has decided to establish a Young Members Board as a sub-committee of the Association, composed of people who are in mid-career or younger. The AIA recognizes the ageing demographic of both the membership and Council, and believe that by engaging with younger people they can better deliver the aim of…

Flooding and Industrial Heritage Buildings Guidance

February 2020 has now been confirmed as the wettest month on record in Britain and many communities are still mopping up after the floods. Industrial heritage sites are just as vulnerable to heavy rains and flooding events as the communities within which they sit, especially those sites located in river valleys or on the coast….