Wales – the first industrial nation of the World

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Jennifer Protheroe-Jones Amgueddfa Cymru – Museum Wales Staff
26 October 2021, 16:06

Dear Robert Gyngell,

Thank you for your email.

This article draws heavily upon versions of presentations given by myself and a now retired colleague during the planning of the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea, which opened in 2005, but there is some phraseology which indicate final compilation by someone else who I have failed to positively identify.

I hope that this information may be useful for you. Thank you for your interest in the Museum and in the collection.

Yours sincerely,

Jennifer Protheroe-Jones
Prif Guradur - Diwydiant / Principal Curator - Industry

Robert Gyngell
6 October 2021, 01:16
Who was the original author of this article?

Thanks :)
Jennifer Protheroe-Jones
10 February 2020, 16:42
The statement that Wales can claim to be the first industrial nation is based on the results of the 1851 Census which showed that there were more people employed in industry than in agriculture in Wales - this was the first time that this occurred in any country.

The 'People' Gallery at the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea, explores aspects of Wales through the 1851 Census, and displays the volume for Wales presenting the results of the Census, published by the Government.

Yours sincerely,

Jennifer Protheroe-Jones
Principal Curator - Industry
10 February 2020, 09:49
ok do you have a trusty refrens?