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Sir Richard Arkwright

Sir Richard Arkwright

Industrialist and inventor. From Preston. Set up a factory with a newly designed method of cotton-spinning. He worked his employees, including children, very hard and became very rich.

Person, Science, Industry

1 memorial

Astronomical Society

Astronomical Society

From the picture source website: "... conceived on 12 January 1820 when 14 gentlemen sat down to dinner at the Freemason's Tavern, in Lincoln's Inn Fields .... the new Society was born on 10 March ...

Group, Science

1 memorial

Atlas Dyeworks

Atlas Dyeworks

The Simpson, etc. plaque commemorates the Dyeworks which were at Victory Place 1859 - 68. This page refers to that site but also refers to the Hackney Dyeworks to which Atlas expanded. The photo sh...

Building, Science, Industry

2 memorials

Hertha Ayrton

Hertha Ayrton

Electrical engineer and suffragist.  Born Phoebe Sarah Marks in Portsmouth.  Aged 16 began teaching in London.  Studied maths at Girton College Cambridge.  Married William Ayrton in 1885.  Elected ...

Person, Science, Gender Issues

1 memorial

Charles Babbage

Charles Babbage

Mathematician and pioneer of the modern computer. Probably born in Crosby Row on what is now Walworth Road. He was critical, to the point of rudeness, of the Royal Society, its officers and other s...

Person, Science, Seriously Famous

2 memorials

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