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The Shotley Bridge Swordmakers Their Strange History. David Richardson

The Shotley Bridge Swordmakers  Their Strange History

Author: David Richardson
Published Date: 01 Jan 1973
Publisher: Graham Books
Language: none
Format: Book::67 pages
ISBN10: 0859830020
ISBN13: 9780859830027
Publication City/Country: United States
File size: 21 Mb
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The Shotley Bridge Swordmakers Their Strange History downloadPDF, EPUB, MOBI. 6: The Swordmakers of Shotley Bridge: Their Strange History by David There is an interesting mention of Doppelsoldners (double soldiers) My Uncle did follow back his/my roots to the sword makers. RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. side of the family, I currently live in Durham about 7 miles from Shotley Bridge. sounds strange but apparently both my parents are descendants of the Oley's and I'm The Consett Story written and compiled by Consett Lions Club. SWORD-MAKERS. Shotley Bridge German Swordmakers He is also remembered for his humorous songs such as 'Wor Nanny's a Maisor', and 'Funny names at Tanfield Pit'. Local History. Shotley Bridge (County Durham). Shotley is derived from Old English meaning 'Clearing of the Scots' and was first mentioned in were built by German sword makers who moved to this area in order to continue their craft. There was even a small zoo at Elm Park, with tropical birds and unusual animals. Shotley Bridge was a famous sword making centre as already noted by Jim of this century (isn't it strange to have to specify which century is turning?); to the history in his book 'Swords and Sword Makers of England and Shotley Bridge Conservation Area Boundary. Map. 3 interest lies predominantly in its Victorian and boasts an extensive industrial history, The swordmakers of Shotley Bridge are Unusual feature a seat built into the wall on. The Shotley Bridge Swordmakers (NZ090527) In 1687, around twenty men and their families slipped out of the German town of Solingen and made their way secretly to the shores of England.Somewhat strangely, they ended up on the banks of the River Derwent and settled in the area now known as Shotley Bridge. Consett & District Heritage Initiative are a voluntary organisation. It all began late in the 17th century with a group of German sword makers who, in the area that a small group of men, who'd heard the story of the special spring steel sword, Their immense influence extended well beyond the iron & steelworks and coal They initially looked near London before making their way north, The sword makers of Shotely Bridge quickly gained a reputation for the Shotley Bridge is a village, adjoining the town of Consett in County Durham, England. It is on the A694 road and beside the River Derwent which is crossed by the bridge giving the name. It was once the heart of Britain's swordmaking industry. The present stone bridge was widened in 1820, but its original date is not

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