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Watchmaker and inventor. Probably born in Bodmin, Cornwall (his birth year is approximate). After being apprenticed to his clockmaker father, he worked in the Netherlands. He was the first to desig...
Person, Craft / Design, Netherlands
From the Picture Source website: "The Eagle Hut was designed as a centre for soldiers on leave in London during the First World War, providing accommodation and food. A group of soldiers, including...
Place, Armed Forces, Community / Clubs, USA
Politician. Born Hugo Richard Charteris in Scotland. Entered parliament first in 1883 and again in 1886. He gained the titles 11th Earl of Wemyss and 7th Earl of March.
Person, Politics & Administration, Scotland
Oarsman and rowing coach. Born Stephen Fairbairn at Toorak, Melbourne, Australia. Studied at Jesus College, Cambridge and was called to the bar in 1886, but did not practise. He rowed in four unive...
Person, Sport / Games, Australia
Experimental physicist, especially electro-magnetics (remember Faraday's Law?). Born in Newington Butts but brought up near Oxford Street. Trained as a bookbinder and here he was given tickets to...
Person, Science, Seriously Famous
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