Place    From 1835 

Finchley Road

Categories: Engineering, Transport

Place

This highway was constructed in 1835 as an alternative by-pass route to the old road from London to the north, which took the gruelling haul up through the congested streets of Hampstead.

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Finchley Road

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The North Star

The North Star, 104 Finchley Road. The North Star was built in 1850 as one of...

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Jim Marshall

Jim Marshall

Businessman and pioneer of guitar amplification. Born in London. An electrical engineer he built a portable amplification system, which he used in his evening job as a singer and drummer.  On 7 Jul...

Person, Engineering, Music / songs

2 memorials
Lighthouse Automation Programme

Lighthouse Automation Programme

The conversion to automatic operation of all the lighthouses and light vessels. The last one to be done (perfectly timed to occur on Trafalgar Day) was North Foreland Light in Kent. For the 400 yea...

Event, Engineering, Transport

1 memorial
Sir Maurice Fitzmaurice

Sir Maurice Fitzmaurice

Civil engineer. Born at Clogher, near Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland. He worked on a wide range of projects around the world including the Forth Bridge, the Aswam Dam and the aborted Chignecto Ship ...

Person, Engineering, Canada, Egypt, Ireland, Scotland

7 memorials
Kingschoole sluice

Kingschoole sluice

"Kingschoole" refers to the passage of the Tyburn river through the grounds of Westminster School.  'Sluice' refers to an artificial water channel controlled at its head by a gate.  And there is in...

Building, Engineering

1 memorial
James Muil Smith

James Muil Smith

Junior 4th Engineer on the RMS Titanic. A full résumé of his life can be found on the Encyclopedia Titanica website. He is also commemorated on the Engineers Memorial, Andrews East Park, Above Bar...

Person, Engineering, Tragedy, Scotland

1 memorial