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The Daughters of Ironbridge

The Daughters of Ironbridge

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1830s: Welcome to Ironbridge…

  • ISBN: 978-1785767630
  • Genre: Sagas

What you need to know before your trail

Anny Woodvine’s family has worked at the ironworks for as long as she can remember. The brightest child in her road and the first in her family to learn to read, Anny has big dreams. So, when she is asked to run messages for the King family, she grabs the opportunity with both hands.

Margaret King is surrounded by privilege and wealth. But behind closed doors, nothing is what it seems. When Anny arrives, Margaret finds her first ally and friend. Together they plan to change their lives.

But as disaster looms over the ironworks, Margaret and Anny find themselves surrounded by secrets and betrayal. Can they hold true to each other and overcome their fate? Or are they destined to repeat the mistakes of the past?

Travel Guide

Travel BookTrail style to Ironbridge

Ironbridge is a town on the River Severn, at the heart of the Ironbridge Gorge, in Shropshire

It is known as the place where the Industrial Revolution was born as it was the place where Abraham Darby perfected the technique of smelting iron with coke, in Coalbrookdale, allowing much cheaper production of iron. The truth is that the Industrial Revolution started in many places around the same time.

Ironbridge takes its name from the cast iron bridge which opened in 1781. IT has been at the forefront of industry ever since and this steel and iron works industry and the struggles of working within in are clearly and realistically evoked in the novel. The differences between rich and poor, the haves and the have nots is particularly interesting .

In 1986 Ironbridge became part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Streetview Maps

A) Engalnd - Ironbridge - the iron bridge
A) Engalnd - Ironbridge - Bedlam Furnaces

BookTrail Boarding Pass: The Daughters of Ironbridge

Destination: Ironbridge, Shropshire  Author/guide: Mollie Walton Departure Time: 1830s

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