Exploring Telford

Site contents © Richard Foxcroft 1996-2002, this page © 2011

This site is concerned with the visible remains of Telford's industrial past, and especially with the canals and railways which provide the transport so vital to the success of industry here as elsewhere.

Introduction to the Telford New Town

The Canals

The Principal Railways

Other pages

In the Footsteps of Bertram Baxter: Tramways of Telford, by John Wooldridge

Getting the Goods Away
Telford, Birthplace of Industry? by Frank Verity
Mineral Railways
Lilleshall Colliery Railways (by Roger Brian)
The last canal in living memory
Iron Bridges (Telford and elsewhere)

Living and working
Lilleshall and Buildwas Abbeys
Remains of Ironworks at Hinkshay
Other buildings of interest

Other links
Falkirk Wheel, which raises boats 35m from the Forth and Clyde to the Union Canal.
St Michael's Church, Madeley
Missing Caisson Lock Do you know where it was?
Photos of Telford from Richard's Photograph Album

Click the canal map for a larger image.
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Note: Certain correspondents have complained that we have included in Exploring Telford places outside the new town: we acknowledge we have strayed into the surrounding area, and even further afield. As neither Telford town, nor the Borough of Telford and the Wrekin existed at the time the canals and railways which are the main focus of this site were in service, we do not feel constrained by their boundaries.

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