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Historic County Borders UK

Great resource of UK County Border data, available to download. This is a super resource for those wanting to take their family history a step further

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Lancaster Maps

Lancaster old maps digitised and made available through Lancaster University, what a great resource for local and family historians

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John Kay Inventor of the Flying Shuttle

John Kay 1704 - 1779
This entry is part 1 of 14 in the series Industrial Revolution

The costs to John Kay inventor of the flying shuttle were significant, as they were to the workers who lost their jobs as a result of mechanisation but his tenacious approach in the face of adversity is part of what made the inventors, visionaries and entrepreneurs of the Industrial Revolution brilliant.

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