Thursday 10 February 2011

Videos featuring items manufactured in Derby at the Britannia Iron works.

For those of you who don't know, Britannia Iron Works was where Andrew Handyside manufactured bridges, Fountains, Post Boxes etc. The foundry was located adjacent to the River Derwent where today Rivermead House Stands.
Want more info then view my map showing Britannia Iron Works location.
I have created a dedicated playlist on YouTube of videos that feature items that have been made in Derby.
You will find all sorts of stuff  in my collection

Click the link here to see the collection.
Video collection featuring items made by Andrew Handyside.

Findhorn Viaduct
Here is one of my favourites showing a train going across a bridge made in Derby 114 years ago !
This short video features a stunning bit of engineering by Handyside, That of Findhorn Viaduct in Tomatin, Scotland, UK.
This bridge was manufactured in Derby at the Britannia Iron Works by Andrew Handyside ltd and company in 1897.
It has seven spans of 130 foot and two spans of 125 foot. A total length of 1,160 foot. It weighs 1,730 Tons.
The engineers on this project were Sir John Fowler, Bart., K.C.M.G., M. Inst. C.E. Murdoch Paterson, Esq., M. Inst. C.E., Inverness.

My Reference information for this is :
Page 11 of Steel & Iron Structures Made and erected by Andrew Handyside & Co Ltd of Derby and London. Published 1904.

Hope you enjoy all the Andrew Handyside videos I have collected here.
If you live near something made by Handyside and are able to make a video on YouTube then please get in touch and I will add it to my collection.


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