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Industrial Revolution in Staffordshire

8 Sep — 11 Sep 2017 | Tour Director: Ian Cox

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Tour Director

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Ian Cox, BA

specilist in art history and decorative arts

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Itinerary

Day

1

Tour assembles 1700 at Stoke-on-Trent Moat House Hotel, Stoke for three nights. Drinks reception and introductory lecture (held in Josiah Wedgwood’s house).

Day

2

Morning: excursion to Ironbridge (toll booth and bridge) and Coalbrookdale (iron museum). Afternoon: Coalport China Museum, Jackfield Tile Museum. Return via Etruria Industrial Museum to view steam engine at Shirley’s Mill.

Day

3

Morning: excursion to Cheddleton Flint Mill and Middleton Top (1829 engine, rail track built on same principle as canals to drag coal and limestone up an incline). Afternoon: National Stone Centre (four limestone kilns, six disused quarries and 120 lead mine shafts), Arkwright’s first textile mill (built after his invention of the water-powered spinning frame) followed by his model village Cromford (world’s first workers’ housing). Evening lecture: Victorian Ceramics – Innovation & Style at Willersley Castle.

Day

4

Gladstone Pottery Museum (demonstrations of ceramic industry processes from ‘one-legged dancing’ to ‘bottom knocking’), Potteries Museum and Art Gallery (early Greek, Roman and Chinese pottery; important 18th and 19th century collections relating to illustrious Staffordshire firms including Wedgwood, Spode, Minton and Doulton). Tour disperses 1600 at hotel.

Tour Dates

8 Sep — 11 Sep 2017

Days

4

Cost

£695

Tour Code

INRV-17

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Cost includes:

accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, drinks reception, breakfast, two lunches, dinner with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included:

travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £90.

 
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