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Mr Monkey visits Stephenson's Works, 13th December

"It was a very big factory, you know"

Mr Monkey looking at a plan of the works Mr Monkey looking at a grasshopper engine

Still in the mezzanine Mr Monkey examined a plan of the South Street Works to see how large the site was. When Robert Stephenson died in 1859, the company had more workers than any other company on Tyneside. Mr Monkey scampered down some stairs at the far end of the mezzanine to look at a grasshopper beam engine, built at the Works in 1823, which powered the machinery in the Works. Then Mr Monkey scampered back the way he'd come and left the South Street Works.

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