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Open Daily 10:00 - 17:00 Call: 0191 515 5555

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Heritage Talk: Gillian Cookson

Glass Making and the Rise of Industrial Sunderland

Heritage Talk: ‘Glass Making and the Rise of Industrial Sunderland’

The first in a series of Heritage Lectures at National Glass Centre, Gillian Cookson will deliver a talk on the long term development of industrial glass making in Sunderland from the seventeenth century. During this period, Sunderland’s excellent shipping links and access to cheap coal and high quality sand led it to become an ideal location for glass manufacture. Factories were established along the River Wear manufacturing bottles, window glass and tableware (or flint glass) to meet the growing demand for glass products in everyday life.

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