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    Ironbridge - West Midlands UK

    A few Worcestershire/Shropshire/Birmingham based LF users are getting together in Ironbridge, Telford on Sunday the 28th of March.

    The area's very varied so there's plenty to shoot, I know the area reasonably but we may be joined by a local LF resident. All welcome, there's at least couple of excellent reasonably priced places for lunch or an evening meal and there's an extra hour of light as it's the first day of British Summer Time.

    It's bring a camera, and if you want to bring a few prints, but lets say six MAX.

    If interested please PM.

    Ian

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    Re: Ironbridge - West Midlands UK

    See you there, will be nice to meet other LF'ers
    John

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    Re: Ironbridge - West Midlands UK

    5 confirmed so far John, and I've just packed the 90mm f6,8 Angulon I use here (Turkey) on my Crown Graphic so you can give it a try.



    OK not strictly LF but a 6x17 shot of the Iron Bridge

    Ian

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    Re: Ironbridge - West Midlands UK

    Quote Originally Posted by IanG View Post
    5 confirmed so far John, and I've just packed the 90mm f6,8 Angulon I use here (Turkey) on my Crown Graphic so you can give it a try.



    OK not strictly LF but a 6x17 shot of the Iron Bridge

    Ian
    Nice shot, Ian.

    Makes me wish that I wasn't flying out of the UK tomorrow night...

    Hope that you have a great day!
    Lachlan.

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    Re: Ironbridge - West Midlands UK

    I would like go there Ian, but unfortunately, I will be at a Wedding that particular weekend.

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    Re: Ironbridge - West Midlands UK

    For non-UK readers, the iron bridge at Ironbridge is the first structural use of cast iron anywhere and was built in the summer of 1779.

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    Re: Ironbridge - West Midlands UK

    It's the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution.

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    Re: Ironbridge - West Midlands UK

    Quote Originally Posted by Steven Tribe View Post
    For non-UK readers, the iron bridge at Ironbridge is the first structural use of cast iron anywhere and was built in the summer of 1779.
    Only problem is that's a century after the Foley's Iron works which were very extensive across North Worcester Shire, Staffordshire, the Forest of Dean and Kent

    The Ironbridge Gorge suffered transport problems it was very late with canals & railways and depended on the river which became unnavigable, the consequence was abandonment of areas which haven't been redeveloped since.

    This is great from a photographic point of view as there's still much of interest left.
    (I'm an Industrial Archaeologist as well as photographer).

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    Perhaps, "Still existing" would have saved my sentence! Only quoting from an, apparently, believable write-up which included details of the contruction method and a repeat exercise from bi-centenial 1979. It is probably cast steel rather than cast iron anyway! Pity the "Crystal Palace" has gone - but there must be other examples of Paxton's work around somewhere?

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    Re: Ironbridge - West Midlands UK

    AFAIK, there were older works making wrought iron, but Ironbridge (Coalbrookdale) was where iron was first smelted using blast furnaces. The Ironbridge is definitely iron, and was the world's first.

    Ironbridge is a World Heritage Site.

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