WIAS Photo Gallery

A collection of photos from members of the Warwickshire Industrial Archaeology Society.
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The Derek Billings Collection

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2022 April Rugby Rd, Milverton, Railway Bridge

The removal and replacement of a cast iron railway bridge in Rugby Road, Leamington Spa in April 2022.

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2019 Leamington History Day

A look round the stands at All Saints Church in September 2019

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2019 GWR Autumn afternoon at Toddington and Milcote

2019 October and a glorious afternoon at the GWR Toddington and Milcote near Stratford upon Avon.

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2017 Oliver Cromwell at Leamington Spa 31st Aug 2017

On a glorious late summer morning, ‘Oliver Cromwell’ at Leamington Spa for a 30 mins signal check whilst heading south from Tyseley to Old Oak Common.

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2017 B'ham Museum Collection Centre

WIAS visit to the Birmingham Museum store facility.

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2016 Duchess of Sutherland at Coventry

46233 Duchess of Sutherland heads south through Coventry in October 2016 on a positioning trip from Derbyshire to Southall, London.

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2015 Foundry Wood, Leamington Spa

The official opening of the railway wagon at Foundry Wood conservation area, Leamington Spa.

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2014 Warwick Rd Goods Yard, Coventry

A comment by a member recently prompted a closer look at the old goods yard, now the site of the Centre Six Retail Park, off Warwick Road Coventry.

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2014 The Vulcan returns to former RAF Gaydon

Vulcan Bomber XH558 returns to former V Bomber base RAF Gaydon - now home to the Heritage Motor Centre in Warwickshire. September 25th 2014.

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2014 The Cathedrals Express

The Cathedrals Express hauled by 'Braunton'', a Bullied light pacific.
Salisbury to Warwick & Stratford upon Avon on the 23rd April to mark The Bard's birthday & St. George's Day. Warwick Parkway outward journey, Warwick town on return.

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2014 Duchess of Sutherland at Coventry

Coventry Station with 46233 Duchess of Sutherland on an excursion from Sheffield to Euston and return.

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2013 The Great Gathering at NRM York

The Great Gathering at the National Railway Museum York.
All surviving A4 Pacific Locos in one place!
November 2013.

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2013 Oliver Cromwell at Coventry Station

70013 Oliver Cromwell passing through Coventry Station on the West Coast main line on the 2nd November 2013.

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2013 Blue Plaque Ceremony Leamington Spa

Unveiling of blue plaques in Leamington Spa.
7th Nov 2013
Warwick Street, John Hitchman
Victoria Street, Sir Frank Whittle OM ( by Ian Whittle)
Archery Road, John Wisden (by Mike Smith).

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2012 Jaguar Heritage Browns Lane

A final look round the Browns Lane Heritage centre on the last day it was open to the public, 24th August 2012.

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2011 Long Marston

Long Marston Storage Sidings. Freightliner collection of rolling stock from Long Marston storage depot and onward journey via Honeybourne Junction on the Cotswold Line.

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2011 Blue Plaque Ceremony Sidney Flavel

Unveiling of the blue plaque to commemorate Sidney Flavel at 2.30pm at Newbold Terrace, Royal Leamington Spa, (at the junction with Willes Road), Wednesday, the 16th November 2011.
Photos copyright D. Billings.

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2011 Aston Manor Birmingham

Aston Manor Transport Museum, Aston Manor Tram Depot, Birmingham on the last public open day before closure in October 2011.

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2010 Coventry Airport Fly In with the Vulcan

September 2010 'Fly In' at Coventry Airport with the last airworthy Vulcan in attendance.

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2009 Glos and Warks Railway

A glorious October afternoon on the G & W Rly in October 2009 and 'Black Prince' working the Toddington to Cheltenham Race Course bonfire night special on the 7th November 2009.

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2008 Hatton Flight Locks, Warwick

The foot of the Hatton flight of locks, at Hatton near Warwick, early in the morning January 2008.

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2008 EVR Railway

Evesham Vale Light Railway
Just a few yards over the Warwickshire border into Worcestershire you will find the Evesham Vale Light Railway and if you haven't paid a visit it is well worth it

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2008 Dakota Final Flight

Final Passenger Carrying Flight - Dakota G-AMPY
On July 15th 2008 the final passenger carrying flight by the renown Dakota took place at Coventry Airport, courtesy of Air Atlantique, the largest fleet operator of the Dakota.

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2008 - 2019 Greenway, Kenilworth

2008 & 2019 Kenilworth Greenway. Constructed along the former Kenilworth to Berkswell railway line and recently extended in to Kenilworth & Warwick University.

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2007 The former home of George Singer, Coventry

WIAS visit to the former home of George Singer at Coundon, Coventry.

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2007 Avro Lancaster Overhaul

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster B1, PA474 , one of the two remaining airworthy Lancasters in the world, went into the Air Atlantique workshops at Coventry Airport for a full overhaul in the winter of 2006/7.

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2005 Chedhams Yard Wellesbourne

2005 Chedhams Yard, Wellesbourne. The yard is a former 19th century blacksmith’s and wheelwright’s workshop, hidden away in the centre of the village of Wellesbourne in Warwickshire. Photos copyright D.Billings.

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2005 AP Leamington Spa

The demolition of the AP factory in Leamington Spa c 2005. Constructed originally in 1931 by 1970 it covered over 70 acres. The company became the UK's leading manufacturer and supplier of clutches and braking, and was dominant in the market until the end of the 1970s.
Photos courtesy of Dean Bryson & Leamington History Society.

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1941 Period Adverts

1941 Warwickshire & Coventry Periods Adverts
Stuart Robertson has kindly put together a nice collection of period adverts from some of Coventry and Warwickshire's well known industries.

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