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A chronicle play by Edwin Lewis
Based on the life of ' The Great Ironmaster ', and commemorating the launching of the first iron ship one hundred and fifty years ago
Characters and Produced by Edward Wilkinson
John Wilkinson , the self-styled ' ironmaster ', with whom this play deals, is a remarkable figure in industrial history. He launched the first iron ship a century and a half ago, and was also responsible for the building of the first iron bridge, which is now to be seen in Shropshire. The scene of the play lies in the Cartmel district and later in Brymbo, Staffordshire.


Play By: Edwin Lewis
Produced By: Edward Wilkinson
Produced By: John Wilkinson
Isaac Wilkinson, father of ' The Great Ironmaster ': F. A. Nichols
Mrs Wilkinson, John's mother: Lucia Rogers
John Wilkinson, the self-styled ' Great Ironmaster': Wilfred Pickles
William Wilkinson, his brother: J. H. Miller
Mary Lee, John's second wife: Margaret MacGill
Josh Parkin, a workman: David Ormerod
Doctor Priestley, John's brother-in-law: .Alfred Davenport
James Watt: R Douglas Robin
M de Luc: Brent Wood
Mr Finch: Harry Smedley
The Narrator: John Wardle

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