ST6072 : Feeder Road, St Philip's, Bristol

taken 1 year ago, near to Bristol, Great Britain

Feeder Road, St Philip's, Bristol
Feeder Road, St Philip's, Bristol
The successful galvanised metal manufacturer John Lysaghts (1832-95), who already had a factory near Temple Meads railway station, purchased the “Bristol Iron Works” in 1869. Lysaght was born in Mallow, County Cork and came to Bristol as a young man. In 1857 he acquired a small business in Temple Backs and began his production of galvanised buckets. Lysaght specialised in hot dip galvanised sheets and soon expanded into fencing wire, sheep and game netting, cattle, sheep and pig troughs, cow cribs, tanks and cisterns and gallon beer cans. One important product for the mostly bathroomless Victorian household was his galvanised bathtub. In 1876 he broke new ground producing ornate ironwork for public and exhibition buildings, churches, railway stations, and bridges. Lysaghts became one of Bristol's best known manufacturers, exporting all over the world. Eventually the company became part of the Guest, Keen and Nettlefold (GKN) Group before linking up with New York company Rheem Manufacturing to form Rheem Lysaght. By 1965,the whole site was being used to make steel drums and the diverse products of the past were forgotten. Four years later, Rheem Lysaght merged with part of Blagden and Noakes (Holdings) and became Blagden Packaging. Marsh Bridge can be seen ahead crossing this particular section of the Floating Harbour.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 13 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 16 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre  Industry  Canals 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 6020 7240 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:26.9507N 2:34.4472W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 6022 7241
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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