1,000 BUILDERS Fundraising Appeal

We Need 1,000 Builders to Fill the Next Page in our History

Abraham Darby I laid the foundations for the first Industrial Revolution at Coalbrookdale in Shropshire. Almost every company in the world can trace its roots back to the innovation that took place here in 1709.

We are now looking for 1,000 businesses to make sure that our industrial heritage is conserved to inspire entrepreneurs of the future.

Thank you to the following companies who have already signed up to become part of this exciting project:


You can help us to reach our target of £1million by March 2021, by donating £1,000 which can be split over two years. Your valuable donation will then be doubled by a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, building a much needed endowment for the future.

Your donation will go directly to secure the long term maintenance and conservation of heritage assets that tell the world changing story of the Birthplace of the first Industrial Revolution; including Abraham Darby I Old Furnace.

If you’d like to become one of our 1,000 Builders click here for a donation form.

You can make a one-off donation here.

By getting involved and supporting our fundraising appeal you will help us to celebrate the pioneering and world changing achievements of  our  industrial  forefathers.

Become one of our 1,000 Builders and be part of our future.