Industry & technology (194 pages found in this category)

1881 Lancashire miners’ strike

Bitter and violent Lancashire miners’ strike of 1881 that lasted for seven weeks, and ended with no resolution.

Aero 3S

The Aero 3s is a re-bodied and more aerodynamic version of the Campagna T-Rex, introduced by Anibal Automotive Design of Canada in 2006.

Allard Specials

Sydney Herbert Allard (1910–1966) was the designer and manufacturer of a series of one-off competition cars produced between 1934 and 1939, the first of which was CLK 5.

Andrew Knowles & Sons

Andrew Knowles and Sons was a coal mining company that operated on the Manchester Coalfield in and around Clifton, in the historic county of Lancashire, England.

Arkley S/SS

Re-bodied Austin Healey Sprite/MG Midget, launched in 1971 by John Britten Garages Ltd of Arkley, Hertfordshire.

Astley and Tyldesley Collieries

Colliery company formed in 1900, became part of Manchester Collieries in 1929, and some of its collieries were nationalised in 1947.


One of the earliest motorised scooters.


Land-speed record car that was built and driven by John Parry-Thomas to a world record in 1926.

Bank Hall Colliery

Coal mine near the Leeds and Liverpool Canal in Burnley, Lancashire., the town’s largest and deepest pit.

Barnfield Mills

Former complex of six cotton spinning mills, known locally as Caleb Wright’s, on either side of Union Street in Tyldesley.