Event    From 1813 

first public supply of gas in the world

Categories: Engineering

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Royal Charter granted in 1812 to Gas Light and Coke Company for street lighting in London. Londonist published a lovely piece about the lamp lights of Victorian London still burning across the city.

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first public supply of gas in the world

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Gas Light and Coke Company

Unveiled by councillor Carolyn Keen, Lord Mayor of Westminster.

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Boylett Herbert Jupe

Boylett Herbert Jupe

Electrician 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 Street,...

Person, Engineering, Tragedy

1 memorial
George Green

George Green

Shipbuilder and philanthropist. Founder of a shipyard in Blackwall, which was subsequently taken over by his three sons, Frederick, Henry and Richard. George endowed several schools in Poplar.

Person, Education, Engineering, Philanthropy

2 memorials
Osborne Reynolds

Osborne Reynolds

Professor of engineering.  FRS.  Born Belfast.  Aged 25 he was appointed professor of engineering (one of the first to be appointed to such a post in the UK) in Owens College, Manchester.  He remai...

Person, Education, Engineering, Ireland

1 memorial