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Driving the Wheels of Industry

Fred looks at the key role that was played by steam power in the extraordinary expansion of industrial Britain in the 18th and 19th centuries, and at the continued use of huge stationary steam engines in mills, collieries and steel works until well into the 20th century.

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30 minutes

Last on

Sat 7 Feb 2015 09:40


Role Contributor
PresenterFred Dibnah
ProducerDavid Hall

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