Phoenix Hydraulics Blog

  1. Canal Boats & Hydraulics

    Many people today own their own canal boat - you can travel through some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world and be pretty much your own boss, without worrying about a set schedule, route or mealtimes.
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  2. Snow Plough: Hydraulics

    Britain is bracing itself for a freezing snap - with a distinct chance of snow over the next few weeks. The latest warnings from the Met Office suggest an Arctic blast is about to batter Britain. New weather maps reveal we're in for two months of snap freezes and sno

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  3. WWII Crash Landing: The Lost Squadron

    Phoenix Hydraulic Services will be observing the 2-minute silence to respect those who gave their lives to protect the freedom of future generations. We will remember them.

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  4. Coal Transportation: The River Barge

    Rivers and lakes have always played a big role in the bulk transportation of coal - particularly in European countries such as The Netherlands, Germany, France and Belgium and also across the United States and Canada.

    Each barge offers a

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  5. Windsor Castle: The Fire

    Windsor Castle has been the home of the British monarchy since the 11th century. Currently the official residence of Queen Elizabeth II, it's the world's oldest castle. It is still used for ceremonial occasions, including hosting state visits f

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  6. The World's Biggest Plane

    The world’s biggest plane looks set to be completed, 25 years after production was halted for political reasons. After production ground to a halt in 1994, engineers in Ukraine are in the process of making the Antonov An-225 - officially the

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  7. Neil Armstrong: One Giant Leap for Mankind

    This year marks the 50th anniversary of astronaut Neil Armstrong becoming the first man to walk on the moon. As the intrepid explorer alighted from the spacecraft, he uttered the legendary words: "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap

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  8. Robert William Thomson: The Hydraulic Dock

    Robert William Thomson was one of Scotland's most prolific inventors, yet his greatness went largely unrecognised until after his death. His talent was even more amazing, due to the fact he left school at 14 and taught himself chemistry and ast

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  9. The Wheels of Industry

    The wheels of industry keep on turning, powering the economy and providing a multitude of products and services in many sectors. Hydraulic power keeps industries going - and has done for hundreds of years.

    While th

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  10. Elton John: Rocket Man

    Singer/songwriter Elton John is one of the most influential artists in the history of the music industry. The London-born superstar learned to play the piano as a child and went on to become a global legend, with a multitude of awards under his

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