Willam Lind founded the Ballast Trust in December 1987 and was the Director until his death in October 2007. The history of the Ballast Trust is very much a history of Bill and his interest in and commitment to industrial records.
In 2012, the Trustees published this history of the Ballast Trust to celebrate its 25th anniversary.
The Ballast Trust - A History
Pictures of the early working conditions can be found in this Flickr set.