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A Description Of Modern Birmingham

Auhtor: Charles Pye

Language: english

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Review by Daniel G. Lebryk, August 2006


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... and in the tower underneath it are ten musical bells, and a set of chimes that play a different tune every day in the week, at the hours of one, ...
... under the above title. On the 4th of December, 1812, a general meeting was held, and a committee appointed, who, after making numerous enquiries ...
... two constables one headborough, who, if he thinks proper to be vigilant, can act as constable but if either of them are in town, he is not compelled ...
... many of them contribute in a very liberal manner by donations to that institution. The last performances took place in October, 1817, when the committee ...
... institution, and has proved of the greatest utility. Improvements. Within the last twenty years, the interior of the town has experienced ...
... kinds, every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday. This being the grand mart, the fertile vale of Evesham pours forth its fruit and vegetables in great profusion ...
... ancient sculpture was discovered in the baths of the Emperor Adrian, and presented by the Queen of Naples to Sir Wm. Hamilton, the British ambassador ...
... eight miles, on the road to Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury. You proceed down Snowhill, and having passed the one mile stone, there are a ...
... improvement of steam engines, came and settled at Soho, in 1769, where he erected an engine, upon his own principles which answering the intended ...
... by extensive views, can do, to make a place delightful and desirable: these seem here to have been combined in the most beautiful manner for ...
... rarest kinds, together with a fountain in the centre. From hence there are delightful views, and among others over the adjacent country, Birmingham ...
... of iron and steel, which they form into scythes, hay knives, trowels, and every kind of hoe now in use. This road from Birmingham to Dudley ...
... the estate far exceeded all that could be required for the support of the number of brethren in the hospital, and that the salary of the master was ...
... cut glass are suspended, which with those in the other apartments are said to have cost one thousand guineas. The range of windows aforementioned ...
... the park belonging to Aston hall is surrounded: it being by computation three miles in circumference within which there is a great abundance of ...
... -Robinson. Near a mile distant there are still some remains of the monastery, and to the professed antiquary there is probably something deserving ...
... a livelihood by forging of nails, and proceed down the road which leads to Bromsgrove, where on the left is a preparatory school, for boys under ten ...
... King Edward 6th founded a free grammar school on the north east side of the church-yard, and endowed it with the sum of fifteen pounds per annum, (the ...
... in Birmingham. In consequence of this liberal suggestion, a town's meeting was convened, whereat it was unanimously resolved to petition parliament ...
... New union mill Old meeting Origin of factoring Panorama Parsonage house Philosophical society Piddock's trust Places of ...