The Industrial Revolution brought about huge advancements in manufacturing, technology and the development of the country's infrastructure. The growth of industry depended on stream power, which led to vast demands on coal and iron ore production and the need for better methods of transporting raw materials, goods and people around the country.
Significant improvements in the road, canal and railway networks quickly resulted in shorter travel times over longer distances providing a further impetus to the Industrial Age.
This Canal Barge Pin Badge is made from lead-free pewter. The information card has Industrial Revolution inspired images on the front and has historical information on the reverse.