British village, c 1750.
© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library
Model (scale1:72) representing an 18th-century British landscape with a farm in the foreground. Behind the farm, coal is unloaded from wagons onto canal barges at a staithe. The model also shows other typical elements of industry and agriculture of the time; windmill, charcoal burning, ironworks, coalmine, wooden railway, navigation, lock, tanning, and other buildings.