William Hazledine : Pioneering Ironmaster Paperback / softback
The period between 1760 and 1840 witnessed revolutions in the political, social and industrial spheres.
These included canal `mania', the heyday of the stagecoach, and the development of fire-resistant buildings.
All of these areas required the use of new materials, particularly cast-iron.
William Hazledine (1763-1840) was at the forefront of these exciting advances, supplying ironwork for at least five world `firsts' - Ditherington Flax Mill, Shrewsbury; the aqueducts on the Ellesmere Canal; lock gates for the Caledonian Canal; a whole series of cast-iron arch bridges and the Menai and Conwy suspension bridges.
Much of this work was done in conjunction with Thomas Telford. Andrew Pattison's original research has rescued a hitherto little-known giant of industry from obscurity.
This book is a summary of his researches.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 160 pages, 44 black and white illustrations
- Publisher: Brewin Books
- Publication Date: 14/09/2017
- Category: Biography: historical, political & military
- ISBN: 9781858585628