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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William Henry Barlow

William Henry Barlow

Engineer. Born Charlton. Best known for the St Pancras railway shed. Died at home, High Combe, 145 Charlton Road, SE7, not far from his place of birth.

Person, Engineering

2 memorials
Sir Follett Holt, KBE

Sir Follett Holt, KBE

Railway engineer, very influential in Argentina where he was Chairman of many railway companies. Excelled at polo as a young man.  First Chairman of the Tower Hill Improvement Trust. Our picture co...

Person, Engineering, Politics & Administration, Argentina

1 memorial
Norman E. Harrison, A.M.I.Mech.E.

Norman E. Harrison, A.M.I.Mech.E.

Junior 2rd 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 Ba...

Person, Engineering, Tragedy

1 memorial
Sir Bruce White, Wolfe Barry and Partners

Sir Bruce White, Wolfe Barry and Partners

Consulting engineering firm. Bruce and his brother Colin joined their father's firm in 1919 and 1923. John Wolfe Barry was already a partner. Bruce was knighted after WW2 and on the father's death ...

Person, Engineering

1 memorial
Thames Water

Thames Water

When this authority was formed it took over responsibility for water supply from a number of other bodies including the Metropolitan Water Board.

Group, Engineering, Food & Drink

3 memorials