10 March 2009 - Industrial Pioneers - Royal Mail first day cover
This issue marks the 250th anniversary of Josiah Wedgwood setting up his own pottery works in Burslem, Staffordshire, Matthew Boulton’s bicentenary and the 250th anniversary of James Brindley commencing the historic Bridgewater Canal from Worsley to Manchester, and also marks a number of other eminent industrialists.
A set of 8 stamp designs:
1st Matthew Boulton – Manufacturing & James Watt – Steam Engineering
50p Richard Arkwright – Textiles & Josiah Wedgwood – Ceramics
56p George Stephenson – Railways & Henry Maudslay – Machine Making
72p James Brindley – Canal Engineering & John McAdam – Road Building .
The Royal Mail first day cover is available with these postmark choices:
- Burslem, Stoke on Trent - pottery
- Birmingham - factory
- Darlington - railway
- Stephenson Drive, Birmingham - railway