Discovering the men, women and children of Soho

Discovering the men, women and children of Soho

A unique research project is seeking to uncover the stories of the men, women and even children who were employed by Matthew Boulton and James Watt at the revolutionary manufacturing site in Soho, Birmingham.

Researchers are discovering new information about the relationship between these two icons of the English industrial revolution and their employees and revealing new insights into the lives of these forgotten revolutionary players.

Keywords: Soho, Industrial Revolution, Revolutionary Player, Birmingham, Matthew Boulton, James Watt

Birmingham: The Workshop of the World

A celebration of the city’s history and achievements, revealing the wonderfully rich diversity of Birmingham’s people. Illuminating little-known aspects of the city’s history as well as rethinking traditional events and activities. Presenting up-to-date historical and archaeological research to a general readership: locally, nationally and internationally. Written by experienced and distinguished...



Dr Malcolm Dick, Christopher Olive and Caitlin Russell

In: Soho, Boulton, Watt, Lunar Society, Birmingham,

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