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"The Iron Bridge" by William Williams

The Iron Bridge

William Williams' oil-on-canvas landscape of the world's first iron bridge - both bridge and painting created to publicise Abraham Darby III's ironworks.

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Upnor Castle's river-facing aspect, viewed from the air

Upnor Castle

Upnor Castle on the Medway estuary in Kent, built to defend Chatham Dockyard from raids.

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Robert Burns on a commemorative postage stamp

A man’s a man for a’ that

Robert Burns, Scotland's National Bard, featured on a USSR Post commemorative postage stamp

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The "Falls of Clyde" sailing ship moored in Honolulu harbour

Dying Falls

The Falls of Clyde, the world's last surviving iron-hulled, four-masted full-rigged ship, moored at her berth in Honolulu harbour.

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Crazed alchemist clutches a flask of a mysterious potion

Five questions about British inventors – Quick Quiz

While Britain's justly famous for its inventions, some of their inventors are also notorious for being, well, a bit odd. See if you know what five of the UK's most renowned boffins got up to in their spare time!

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