#North of England

River Tyne swing bridge won’t swing

12 months ago — Quick Read

This week a £1m scheme to save the 1876 River Tyne swing bridge ended in failure. The machine room, showing one of Armstrong's original three-cylinder oscillating hydraulic motors First used...

What the Remnants of Britain’s button industry teach us about the future of manufacturing

4 years ago — Long Read

Many British towns and cities grew up around manufacturing. The north of England was once the production centre of the world during the industrial revolution. While manufacturing remained important to...