Person    | Male  Born 15/7/1817  Died 20/11/1898

Sir John Fowler

Categories: Engineering

Civil engineer. Born in Wadsley, Sheffield. Fowler's was a long and eminent career, spanning most of the 19th century's railway expansion, and he was engineer, adviser or consultant to many British and foreign railway companies and governments. He designed London's first underground railway (the Metropolitan Railway) and was chief engineer for the Forth railway bridge. Died in Bournemouth.

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Sir John Fowler

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Regents Park Station

Great Portland Street  is a London Underground station on the Circle, Hammers...

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Major Byron F. Caws

Major Byron F. Caws

Believed to have assisted Fowler in his work on the Concise Oxford Dictionary. The Latin on the memorial, 'castigavit et emendavit', translates as “he corrected and improved“, which is quite an ac...

Person, Architecture, Armed Forces, Engineering, Literature

1 memorial
J. Brown
2 memorials
Butterley Company

Butterley Company

Engineering company based in Ripley, Derbyshire.

Group, Engineering

1 memorial
Tilbury Douglas Construction Limited / Interserve

Tilbury Douglas Construction Limited / Interserve

The picture source gives the history of the company, which changed its name in 2007.

Group, Engineering

1 memorial
Thomas Telford

Thomas Telford

Stonemason, architect and civil engineer. Born Eskdale, Dumfriesshire. Aged 12 left school to work for a local stonemason. Aged 25 rode on horseback to London. Built roads, bridges and canals. Neve...

Person, Architecture, Engineering, Scotland

2 memorials