Manufacturing in the North (Only) of the UK

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Manufacturing in the North (Only) of the UK

Postby psumner2 » Fri Sep 13, 2013 5:27 pm

Hello,

I am to find our some information about the north of the UK and its history with manufacturing - This is hopefully going to help write an E-book, App or book for children to read and be educated (proceeds go to charity).

So, does anybody have any knowledge on the history of the North (Only) of the United Kingdom and how our great region has helped in the development of manufacturing in its history?

I'm hoping to find interesting facts/stories which can be made entertaining when read by children.

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Re: Manufacturing in the North (Only) of the UK

Postby Neil of Ormsheim » Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:16 am

Define "North". As a Scot, living in the far south (i.e. West Yorkshire), north, to me, starts at the southern edge of the highlands.


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Re: Manufacturing in the North (Only) of the UK

Postby Phil the Grips » Sat Sep 14, 2013 12:40 pm

If you mean "North of England" then the line starts at the Scotch Corner to Tebay Services divide, since Yorkshiremen are Midlanders on a geographical level, York being the middle of the country.

Using this definition then your work has already been done by the excellent book "Alice in Sunderland" covering the history of Sunderland and Mackems in general.


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Postby lucy the tudor » Sat Sep 14, 2013 1:33 pm

My Spidey/teacher mode would hint that the job being done for our new friend is exactly what he seeks.
When's the homework due in Sir?


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Re: Manufacturing in the North (Only) of the UK

Postby Earl Mortimer » Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:07 pm

Us In the north of Derbyshire have always wondered what the outer northern folk do?

The people in the biggest county above us can tell you how great they are for a start.


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Re: Manufacturing in the North (Only) of the UK

Postby psumner2 » Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:56 am

Sorry I did mean the north of England not the UK, that's my fault for not clarifying.

This is for a work project we are trying to raise money for the peoples trust charity. I am only 23 so I may have less knowledge in this area than some of the older generations so I was hoping somebody could help.

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Re: Manufacturing in the North (Only) of the UK

Postby lucy the tudor » Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:31 pm

Which charitable cause does that help?
People will be more helpful if you make it clear who, or what, they are helping.


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Re: Manufacturing in the North (Only) of the UK

Postby psumner2 » Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:55 am

We are supporting the national Million Makers challenge by aiming to raise £15,000 to support 12 young construction apprentices via the Prince’s Trust ‘Get Into Construction’ programme - offering young people who may not have gained qualifications at school a local route into the industry.

As we all work on the Engineering and Construction projects across the UK, we feel that being able to make a real difference to the lives of young people who need a helping hand to start their career within our sector is an extremely worthwhile cause.




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