The authors’ appreciation of industrial landscapes has been greatly enhanced through their position as editors of Industrial Archaeology Review which has brought them into contact with contributors from all parts of Britain and beyond. Their membership of the Association for Industrial Archaeology and other societies has been invaluable in intro-ducing them to different parts of Britain through attendance at meetings and conferences. It has also brought them friends who have shared their interests, especially Mary and Tony Yoward from Hampshire and David and Ann Alderton from Suffolk. Their research has been greatly assisted through the services of the Leicester University Library, the Library of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust and many local archive repositories. Help with illustrations has been received from John Crompton, Mike Hodder, G.T. Knight, Pamela Moore, Miles Oglethorpe, John Powell, Paul Sillitoe and the Central Photographic Unit at Leicester University. They would also like to thank their General Editor, Professor Michael Reed, for his encouragement and John Fletcher and Janet Neaverson for their company on field trips.