Person    | Male  Born 1/2/1900  Died 30/6/1976

William Glanville

Categories: Engineering, Science

Engineering research. FRS. Born 75 Kempe Road, Willesden. Carried out research on concrete at first the Building Research Station and then the Road Research Laboratory. During WW2 he was scientific adviser to the air ministry and worked with Barnes Wallis on the bouncing bombs used in the Dambusters Raid. In the 1955 film he was played by Colin Tapley. Died at home, Langthwaite, 13 Kewferry Drive, Northwood.

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William Glanville

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Skempton Building plaques

2018: Eamonn Doyle has written to correct our "east to west", saying that the...

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Thames Ironworks and Shipbuilding Company

Thames Ironworks and Shipbuilding Company

Established as the Thames Bank Ironworks by Thomas Joseph Ditchburn and Charles John Mare. Renamed in 1860, it had by 1863 the capacity to build 25,000 tons of warships and 10,000 tons of mail stea...

Group, Engineering

2 memorials
Robert Stephenson

Robert Stephenson

Railway and civil engineer.  Born near Newcastle upon Tyne.  Son of George Stephenson who built "the Rocket" locomotive in 1827. Robert was Chief Engineer of the London to Birmingham Railway which ...

Person, Engineering, Politics & Administration

4 memorials
Rotherhithe Tunnel Airshaft

Rotherhithe Tunnel Airshaft

The building contains a staircase down to the tunnel and pedestrian footpath. The photograph is of this airshaft's partner on the north bank.

Building, Engineering

1 memorial
Richard Trevithick

Richard Trevithick

Pioneer of high pressure steam. Born in Illogan, Cornwall. In 1803 he drove a steam carriage from Holborn to Paddington, on the roads. Died a pauper at The Bull Hotel, Dartford, where he had starte...

Person, Engineering

3 memorials
Finchley Road

Finchley Road

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.

Place, Engineering, Transport

1 memorial