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By Mary Mills
Includes images of men breaking stones by hand; women working in cotton mills; and children packing tea. This book depicts industries which have all but disappeared from these shores - mining, shipbuilding and fishing. It shows rural life before the impact of mechanisation, when ploughs were pulled by horses and...
By Ray Shill
Researches Birmingham's industries - primarily the manufacture of components, paints and varnish, plastics, toys, aircraft components, and the food industry. This book interweaves company history and product development with descriptions of technical processes, as well as including site visits. It is also illustrated with a wide range of pictures.