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Gloucester at Work

People and Industries Through the Years

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Author: Christine Jordan

Gloucester has been a centre for trade and industry since Roman times. From megalithic industrial concerns employing hundreds of people, to small family businesses, Gloucester has a wealth of industrial heritage. It is a microcosm of Britain’s economic history.

Gloucester at Work explores the life of this city and its people, from pre-industrial beginnings through to the present day. In a fascinating series of photographs and illustrations, this book takes us from the days when Gloucester had a Roman tile factory and the development of highly skilled trades during the medieval period through to the Victorian economic behemoth it became. It looks at its proud aerospace industry, particularly during the war years, through to its dwindling fortunes during the 1970s and 1980s. More recently, Gloucester has seen an economic upsurge with the creation of digital technologies and cyber security. Gloucester at Work maps some of the contributions made by entrepreneurs, engineers, innovators and skilled tradespeople as well as the ordinary men and women who have contributed to Gloucester’s – and the nation’s – wealth by working in this great city.

Book ISBN 9781445670867

Book Format Paperback

pages 96 pages

Publication Date 15 Oct 2017

Height 234

Width 165

Illustrations 130


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