Person    | Male  Born 19/5/1817  Died 20/12/1878

William Baker

Categories: Engineering

William Baker

Railway engineer. In London he built the Battersea Railway Bridge, and was consulting engineer on the West London Extension Railway and the North London Railway.

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Gustavus Loehr

Gustavus Loehr

Mining engineer and co-founder of Rotary International. Born in Carlinville, Illinois. He moved to Chicago, where he met Paul Harris, Silvester Schiele and Hiram Shorey, and on the 23rd February 19...

Person, Community / Clubs, Engineering, USA

1 memorial
Sir John Wolfe-Barry

Sir John Wolfe-Barry

Civil Engineer. Born London, son of the architect Sir Charles Barry. His firm specialised in railways, bridges and docks. Built the Circle Line and, following the death of Horace Jones, Tower Bridg...

Person, Engineering

3 memorials
John Compton

John Compton

Organ builder. Born in Newton Burgoland, Leicestershire. He set up business in Nottingham and moved to London, eventually establishing a factory in North Acton. Many Compton organs were installed i...

Person, Engineering, Music / songs

1 memorial
Northern Outfall Sewer

Northern Outfall Sewer

A major 'gravity' sewer running from Hackney to Beckton. Mainly designed by Sir Joseph Bazalgette after an outbreak of cholera in 1853 and the 'Great Stink' in the Thames of 1858. Our picture shows...

Place, Engineering, Social Welfare

2 memorials
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