Год издания: 2008
Количество страниц: 168
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The aggregates industry is perhaps the quintessential industry of the 20th century, quite literally shaping our world, but its history and archaeology have arguably been neglected. In this ground-breaking new book, the author attempts to redress the balance with an in-depth but accessible study of the sand and gravel industry of the Trent Valley in the English Midlands. The book explores an industry at the heart of the economic development of modern Britain. It sets the emerging industry in the context of the Trent Valley region and the tensions between the competing requirements of mineral extraction and agriculture. Drawing heavily on government documents (many newly released under the Freedom of Information Act) that reveal the machinations of post-war planning policy, the archives of major companies and oral testimony of former workers, the author charts the growth of the industry in 20th century Britain. The history of the industry went hand in hand with the growing use of...