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.

Monday, 28 November 2016

Mid 20th Century Consett

Consett Steel -1967 - Another historical gem from BFI, showing Consett as a single industry town, including the transport & processing of raw materials to finished product (26 mins)

There are many more films freely available for viewing from the British Film Institute.   (NB this website may be slow to respond initially.)   I selected a few more 20th century NE gems for the blog post of 12 November.

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