A City of Wealth

The city’s phenomenal growth and the creation of wealth during the industrial revolution bought about innovation in planning, architecture and design.

 

Trade in tobacco and sugar, both highly dependent on slavery as the fountains of great wealth, were superseded by innovation and production in engineering and shipbuilding. These sources of finance fuelled the growth
of the second city of the British Empire.

The city’s phenomenal growth and the creation of wealth during the industrial revolution bought about innovation in planning, architecture and design.

 

Trade in tobacco and sugar, both highly dependent on slavery as the fountains of great wealth, were superseded by innovation and production in engineering and shipbuilding. These sources of finance fuelled the growth
of the second city of the British Empire.