Workshop of the World
In the age
of Queen Victoria Britain led
the world in industry and invention
first iron bridge
in the world was built in Shropshire at a place which for the past
200 years has borne
the name Ironbridge.
mile or so from the bridge is Blist's Hill; a living museum where you can see
for yourself what life was like in an industrial town 100 years ago.
a mine shaft
and a foundry
where the molten
iron is poured
street here is made up
of 19th century stores and workshops
where business is conducted
very much as it would have been in Victorian times.
you're interested in how people used to live
visit the Welsh
Folk Museum near Cardiff.
the many buildings here is a little row
of miners' cottages, which show you how
people's lives and tastes
Victorian Age was the age of the railway.
most of the railways have long since been electrified, there are still some
steam services to be found.
of which are being kept open by enthusiastic volunteers
in Wales is the Ffestiniog Line, which runs through the mountains of
used to carry slate
from the quarries
this is the oldest working railway in the