Monday, 13 November 2017

United Kingdom: Ironbridge Gorge

On Tuesday I got a postcard from the United Kingdom.

It shows the Ironbridge Gorge. The Ironbridge Gorge is a deep gorge of the River Severn in Shropshire. It is described as Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. During the early Industrial Revolution the area saw rapid economic development, as raw materials like coal, iron ore, limestone and fireclay are exposed or easily mined in the gorge and the river allowed easy transport of products to the sea. The first bridge in the World made of cast iron was built over the river in 1777. In 1968 the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust was established, which runs ten museums and manages 35 historic sites within the Ironbridge Gorge. The Ironbridge Gorge is an anchor point of the European Route of Industrial Heritage and since 1986 it is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Queen's Head
Olympic and Paralympic Games London 2012 (from set of twelve) (issued 27-07-2010)
International Stamp Exhibition London 1980 (issued 09-04-1980)

Thank You very much Anu!

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