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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First traffic lights in world

First traffic lights in world

Less than a month after the lights were installed the lamp blew up, seriously injuring the policeman who was operating it. See the IET and the Victorianist for two different takes on the story. 20...

Concept, Engineering, Science

1 memorial
Institution of Civil Engineers

Institution of Civil Engineers

A professional body committed to supporting and promoting professional learning, managing professional ethics, safeguarding the status of engineers and representing the interests of the profession ...

Group, Engineering

3 memorials
Robert Mylne

Robert Mylne

Architect. Born Edinburgh. Returned from a Grand Tour to London in 1759. Won the competition to build Blackfriars Bridge, including the approach roads from the north and the south, each with a squa...

Person, Architecture, Engineering, Scotland

1 memorial