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Ambrose Crowley, A Man Ahead of his Time

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Land of Oak & Iron Heritage Centre

Spa Well Road

Winlaton Mill

NE21 6RU

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Was Crowley’s Mill No. 1 the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution? Find out all about Crowley’s Ironworks and then decide for yourself at this informative session.

Browse the exhibition about the heritage of Derwenthaugh Park in the brand new Land of Oak & Iron Heritage Centre, before buying a drink in cafe shrub. Our knowledgable volunteers will then give a short presentation about the history of the Ironworks. The talk will be followed by a walk through the Park to see the low dam and spillway which have recently been uncovered. These are the only visible remains of what was once the largest ironworks in Europe, employing over 1,500 men. Hear all about the remarkable social structure Ambrose Crowley imposed on the workers, with it’s own ‘laws’, courts, schools, welfare and pensions system.

The Heritage Centre is fully accessible. The walk through Derwenthaugh Park is on surfaced paths.

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Land of Oak & Iron Heritage Centre

Spa Well Road

Winlaton Mill

NE21 6RU

United Kingdom

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