Tuesday, 17 March 2009
Celebrities of the Industrial Age
My boyfriend came back from a foray to the newsagents this weekend bearing a collection of new Royal Mail stamps themed around Pioneers of the Industrial Revolution. We have Matthew Boulton (1st class, given it's his Bicentenary year), James Watt, Richard Arkwright, Josiah Wedgwood, George Stephenson, Henry Maudsley, James Brindley and John McAdam - many connected to the Midlands and The Lunar Society.
Even Lichfield Cathedral got on a stamp last year, though I'm glad to be spared the 'letters pray' jokes (thank you, Express & Star).