Thomas Telford

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Thomas Telford
BirthplaceGlendinning, Westerkirk, Eskdale, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
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 UTC, which currently only takes pupils from Year 10 onwards, will be re-named Thomas Telford UTC and will take on 150 Year 7 pupils from September 2020.
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The funeral service for Private Thomas Telford Edmundson from Sunderland, who died near Ypres in 1915 Pictures: MOD / Crown Copyright
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Thomas Telford's 204-year-old Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, in Wrexham, had its plug pulled as cleaning work began on its 1007ft-long iron trough lining.
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Historic 13th century Conwy Castle and Thomas Telford's nearby suspension bridge across the River Conwy were pictured on the Visit Britain website to highlight the attractions of Northern Ireland.
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