Did you know? Tanfield Waggonway was 4' gauge; Hawks Waggonway (Gateshead) 4'3"; Wylam Waggonway used 5' gauge; Willington Waggonway 4'8", hence Killingworth Waggonway 4'8" & from there the Stephensons' influence spread to Hetton, the S&DR, the L&MR, across Britain & the world.

Friday, 4 May 2018

Arty History

Currently, there are some interesting arty history programmes from the series Civilisation Stories available on BBC iPlayer:
The Art of Mining - largely based in Yorkshire
Frontier Land - including multicultural South Shields, Hadrian's Wall & Whitby jet
Art & the Sea - including east coat fishing, Whitby & Frank Sutcliffe photos

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