Thomas Telford


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Thomas Telford
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BirthplaceGlendinning, Westerkirk, Eskdale, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
Died
NationalityScottish
EducationWesterkirk parish school Apprentice to a mason at Langholm (1772-9) Self-taught engineer

Telford, Thomas,

1757–1834, Scottish civil engineer. He greatly improved road building in England and Scotland. He introduced the use of a base of large stones surfaced with compacted layers of small stones. His engineering works include harbors and docks at Aberdeen, Dundee, and London, many notable bridges, including those across the Tay River and the Menai Strait, and an aqueduct across the Dee; he was engineer-in-chief of the Caledonian Canal. He is buried in Westminster Abbey.
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The funeral service for Private Thomas Telford Edmundson from Sunderland, who died near Ypres in 1915 Pictures: MOD / Crown Copyright
The funeral service with full military honours for Private Thomas Telford Edmundson, who was killed in action near Ypres in 1915 PICTURES: MOD / CROWN COPYRIGHT
The team are moving forward with the positive momentum gained from their first matches, and looking forward to meeting Thomas Telford again in a League Match later this week.
Gwisgo fel ei arwr wna'r peiriannydd Bob Daimond hefyd, yn ei siwt syber ddu, yn union fel y gwnai Thomas Telford.
IMPRESSIVE: the former home of Thomas Telford in Bridgnorth and left the Shropshire countryside; SUMPTUOUS: the beautiful bathroom; STATELY: the hallway
Thomas Telford regularly features at the top of the nation's academic league tables and is fast becoming a force within football - with the girls' team having won the National Cup last year.
Kepier Under-14 Elite Academy beat Shropshire's Thomas Telford School 2-0 to set up a north v south deciding clash, the Houghton-le-Spring-based school due to face opponents from Croydon or Watford in the final.
WHAT would be the 260th birthday of Thomas Telford will be commemorated by people living in the shadow of one of his finest feats.
For the class of 2015 won a sensational topsy-turvy U16 national quarter-final encounter at Thomas Telford School in Shropshire.
The book focuses on the engineering skills of Thomas Telford and Robert Stephenson, not only in the design and location of the bridges, but also, in Telford''s case, with the problem of preventing the ironwork from rusting.
Although it is positioned in a village community, the development is within easy reach of Telford town centre with its many amenities, including an ice rink and ski centre, the high performing Thomas Telford school, and it is just six miles from Ironbridge Gorge.