Bearwood Town – A Black Country Poem about my home town

#Bearwoodbard poem #Bearwood Town

keithbracey

The interior of Lightwoods House in Lightwoods Park the Georgian home of soap magnate William Adkins may have resembled this interior of a period country house. Adkins had the house built in 1791 during the reign of ‘Mad King George’…..George III. It was during this turbulent time with the French Revolution taking place just two years earlier in 1789 that The Lunar Men Matthew Boulton the great Birmingham entrepreneur and manufacturer and the great Scottish engineer James Watt instigated Britain’s own ‘Revolution’: The Industrial Revolution which created our Modern World from the small provincial, manufacturing town of Birmingham in the English Midlands! It was Scot James Watt who had walked from Greenock near Glasgow to Birmingham to work with Matthew Boulton whose engineering ingenuity , inventiveness and innovation created the Industrial Revolution with his revolutionary steam engines that Boulton and Watt made at Smethwick’s Soho Foundry, which still stands in…

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