The Region's Main Industrial Themes
Regional Theme Routes offer a wonderful way of discovering more about the regions of Europe. Industrial heritage sites are full of fascinating connections not only with Europe but with the rest of the world. Find out about the paper mills of Hertfordshire and their connections with Germany going back to the early 1800´s. See how Dutch engineers reclaimed the Fens and how the French Huguenots brought silk weaving to Essex and how it is still woven today in the region. These things and more are awaiting your discovery.
We are in the process of adding additional historical material to this website exploring these important themes. by studying local history you can explore industries in your own area. This web site will help you to place local information in the wider context of economic history and technological change.