250th Anniversary of the First Successful Use of Coke in Ironmaking (& Seperate Essay)

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250th Anniversary of the First Successful Use of Coke in Ironmaking (& Seperate Essay)
Subtitled 'Anniversary Meeting, 23rd-25th September 1959, Birmingham and Coalbrookdale, Programme, Historical Introduction and Guide in connection with the excursion to Coalbrookdale on 25th September'.

Booklet published by the National Committee in 1959. 28 pages. Booklet - c.14cm by 22.5cm (S8295WSO)

Also comes with a seperate 6 page typed essay (with accompanying map) titled 'Industrial Archaeology in the Ironbridge Area, 8th-9th June 1974'

From the introduction: This booklet has been produced as part of the celebrations of the 250th anniversary of the first successful use of coke in iron making. It serves as a guide to the items of interest remaining in the Coalbrookdale area. Allied Ironfounders Limited, whose subsidiary, the Coalbrookdale Company, occupies the original site at Coal brookdale where, in 1709, the first successful use of coke as a fuel for smelting iron took place, have cleared the furnace site and made arrangements for it to be accessible to the public. They have also collected and placed on display a number of models, illustrations and examples of the work of Coal­brookdale during its 250 years of ironmaking. 

The condition of the booklet is generally ok. The cover has several minor scuffs and blemishes, and some light wear along the edges and corners (including a name written in pen along the top), and there are further small blemishes/staining on the rear side. The strong binding is intact, and all pages are intact, unblemished and bound.