This book is the first comprehensive survey of the English glassmaking industry. This studies the nature and development of the glass industry in England, from its earliest origins with the arrival of the Roman Army until the beginning of the nineteenth century when new processes of mass production were introduced. Using historical, archaeological and pictorial sources, the book discusses the techniques and requirements of glassmaking.
This volume provides a glimpse into the history of The Dings and St Philips during the last century. With over 200 images, this selection highlights changes and events that have taken place in these once industrious Bristol suburbs. Aspects of everyday life are also recalled, from shops, pubs and to celebrations and local sporting heroes.