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James Brindley Millwright and Canal Engineer


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Learn about the powering of mills and coalmines !

Date and Time

10 October 2017 - 14:00-16:00


Stafford, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the UK - W.Mids:NW Mids of England local network.

About this event

James Brindley was born near Buxton in 1716 and had little formal schooling and was apprenticed to a Macclesfield Millwright where he learned his trade and eventually took over the business and he specialised in new systems for powering both mills and coalmines.He became engineer to Lord Bridgewater and designed the first canal in Manchester.He also developed a partnership with the potter Josiah Wedgewood for the construction of the Trent and Mersey Canal,and also the canal system which linked the Potteries with Liverpool Hull Bristol and London. He died while surveying the Cauldon Canal at Ipstones and was buried at St James Church in Newchapel.His contribution to the first Industrial Revolution and to the success of the Pottery Industry have never been fully recognised.


The event starts at 14:00pm and is expected to finish at 16:00pm.

Light refreshments may be available.

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