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  1. Lawn Mower — 2019-10-04 13:03:35
    …d Budding 1830 === {{{toc}}} The lawn mower was invented in **1830** by Edwin Beard Budding, an engineer from Stroud, [[Gloucestershire]], [[England]]. Budding was inspired after seeing a machine in a local cloth mill which used a cutting cylinder (…
  2. Bungee Jumping — 2019-08-31 01:05:32
    …ungee jump was made on **1st April 1979** (April Fool's day) from the 250ft **Clifton Suspension Bridge in** Bristol, [[Gloucestershire]], [[England]]. === David Kirke 1979 === David Kirke (born in 1946) was the first to //jump// of the bridge in to…
  3. Stem Cells — 2019-06-01 23:13:53
    …lls and cultivate them in a laboratory in 1981. Martin Evans who is [[Wales Welsh]] was born 1 January 1941, Stroud, [[Gloucestershire]]. In 1978, he moved to the Department of Genetics, at the University of Cambridge, and in 1980 began his collabo…
  4. Zoo — 2019-05-29 17:57:12
    …== Bristol Zoo == {{Image url="BristolZoo.jpg" class="left" title="Bristol Zoo" width="300" }} Bristol Zoo in Clifton [[Gloucestershire]], the second oldest zoo, was the first to abbreviate zoological to 'Zoo'. …
  5. Vacuum cleaner — 2018-12-26 13:21:55
    …d 73-91 Bristol Road (Linden Tree pub row of houses) and is on the eastern side of the road. It was the home of some of Gloucester's merchants. */ == In Life == Booth married the daughter of Francis Tring Pearce, director of the Priday Metford and C…
  6. Roundabout — 2018-10-12 14:09:43
    …are protected from predators and people rarely venture onto them. Wild life can thrive as in the 'Rabbit Roundabout' in Gloucester. == Links == Sollershott Circus was used in the **Simon Pegg** and **Nick Frost**, directed by Edgar Wright, **‘The…
  7. Harry Potter — 2018-10-10 17:06:49
    …97 ==== ~-[[Literature]] {{toc}} Author of the successful '**Harry Potter**' series of books. Growing up in Tutshill, [[Gloucestershire]] **Joanne Rowling** was born in Chipping Sodbury cottage Maternity Hospital, near a town called **Dursley** (the …
  8. Bicycle — 2018-08-25 00:56:59
    …fety Bicycle" width="200" }} **1878**. Built to a safety pattern, //Shergold Safety// , and made by Thomas Shergold of Gloucester. **1879** – Henry J. Lawson //Bicyclette//…
  9. Sunday School — 2018-06-28 10:48:46
    …= Sunday Schools Reduces Crime == {{Image url="Robert-raikes-glos-statue.jpg" class="right" title="Robert Raikes statue Gloucester. Another stands in London and Toronto" width="300" }} The movement began in **July 1780** in the home of a Mrs Meredith…
    …. Within a short time several more schools opened in [[Gloucestershire]]. Soon Robert Raikes and Reverend Thomas Stock had 100 children ages 6 to 14 attending their Sunday schools. Even…
    …the current English state school system. {{Image url="Robert-raikes-house.jpg" class="left" title="Robert Raikes house Gloucester, now a Public House" width="400" }} == World wide == Within a decade children were attending schools on a Sunday all ov…
  10. Jet Engine — 2018-05-28 18:47:28
    …est in the design. {{Image url="Whittle_monument_wm.jpg" class="right" width="120" title="Sir Frank Whittle monument in Gloucester" }} When war broke out a contract for full-scale development was immediately sent to Power Jets, later a number of ten…
    ….1 production engine before Gloster's experimental airframe was ready. So manufacturing started at GAC Brockworth near Gloucester, but was later moved to Regent Motors in Regent Street Cheltenham because fear of possible bombing. {{Image url="Gloste…
    …hop at Brockworth on '''April 7, 1941'''. == In Honour == There is now a monument to Sir Frank Whittle in the town of Gloucester. Not much of a likeness to the great man, I guess it would be called artistic. He is standing on a his invention lookin…
  11. Light Bulb — 2017-11-08 12:25:58
    …b. <<{{image url="Light_bulb.gif" title="Incandescent light bulb" width="200" }}<< - 1761 : Ebenezer Kinnersley from Gloucester experimented with electrostatically charged capacitors to heat a wire to incandescence. - 1802 Humphry Davy used huge…
  12. Cary Grant — 2017-07-15 13:18:34
    …4 === Actor Cary was born **'Archie Leach'** on January 18, 1904 at 15 Hughenden Road, Horfield, a suburb of Bristol, [[Gloucestershire ]] [[England]]. When he was 10 years old, Grant was told that his mother was dead while, in fact, she had been …
  13. Cider — 2017-07-11 13:21:18
    …}} The love of turning apples into a summer tipple is very much a South & West Country industry. Many orchards around [[Gloucestershire]], [[Herefordshire]] and [[Somerset]] are used to convert selected apples into this beautiful drink. For some rea…
  14. Vaccination — 2017-07-09 10:30:27
    …neer of smallpox vaccination and the **father of immunology**. {{{toc}}} **Edward Jenner** was born in **Berkeley**, [[Gloucestershire]] on 17 May 1749, the son of the local vicar. At the age of 14, he was apprenticed to a local surgeon and then tra…
    …t his now famous experiment on eight-year-old** James Phipps**. Sarah Nelmes, a dairymaid, confirmed that one of her **Gloucester cows** called **Blossom**, had recently had cowpox Jenner inserted pus taken from a cowpox pustule and inserted it int…
  15. Horlicks — 2017-07-08 21:35:20
    …orlick 1873 === Horlicks was invented in 1873 by William Horlick (1846-1936) and his brother James (1844-1921) from [[Gloucestershire]], [[England]]. {{Image url="horlicks_original.jpg" class="left" title="horlicks original" width="250" }} Father …
  16. Adjustable Spanner — 2017-07-06 13:01:47
    …chard Clyburn (1796-1852) born in [[Yorkshire]] was a Consulting Engineer in the Agricultural and Textile industries in Gloucester. He made high precision tools from both wrought and cast iron. In 1836 he was the Engineering Manager and partner in t…
    …he Uley in [[Gloucestershire]] Iron Works with George Lister, also from Yorkshire. Clyburn's spanner design with open end jaws was pioneering.…
  17. Telegraph — 2017-07-05 10:51:03
    …ion="Inventor" Image="CharlesWheatstone.jpg" Who="Charles Wheatstone" width="280" birth_date="06 Feb 1802" birth_place="Gloucester" death_date="19 Oct 1875" death_place="Paris" Inventions="Concertina, Symphonium, Stereoscopy"}} Charles Wheatstone w…
    …as born in Barnwood, [[Gloucestershire]], he was a curious fifteen-year old. His uncle from London took him to view the telegraph in Mr Ronalds' garden. …
    …Charles Wheatstone was one of the outstanding academics of the 19th Century. He worked in his fathers music shop in Gloucester then in London developing musical instruments. His experiments with sound led him to coin the term 'telephone' and 'mic…
  18. Custard — 2017-07-05 10:42:29
    …5 December 1878" death_place="" }} === Alfred Bird 1837 === ~-[[CategoryFood]] Alfred Bird was born in Nympsfield, [[Gloucestershire]], [[England]] in 1811. He invented **Bird's Custard Powder** in 1837. He was a food manufacturer and pharmacist.…
  19. Banksy — 2017-06-19 21:04:17
    …class="right" title="Banksy?" width="150" }} Banksy whose identity remains 'unknown' is a street artist from Bristol [[Gloucestershire ]] [[England]]. His stenciled artwork is characterized by clever striking images, often combined with slogans. His…
  20. Sparkling Wine — 2017-06-11 14:08:47
    …sh physician and scientist. He demonstrated his method to add sparkle to wine in 1662. Merret was born in Winchcombe [[Gloucestershire]] [[England]]. Although Britain is not renown for wine, it has been produced here for at least 2000 years introduc…
  21. Concorde — 2017-05-19 15:41:13
    …"Majestic Concorde" width="400" }}Brian Trubshaw test flew the first British Concorde at the Filton airfield in South [[Gloucestershire]]. Concorde could fly from New York to London in **2 hours 56 minutes**. Development for Concorde started in 1956 …
  22. Chocolate Bar — 2017-05-19 15:06:38
    …eath_place="" }} The process of turning cocao into a tablet or bar of chocolate was first perfected in **Bristol**, [[Gloucestershire]] by **Joseph Fry of Fry & sons** in **1841**. Although chocolate had been consumed for many years it was usually…
  23. Beatrix Potter — 2016-07-23 14:22:52
    …st" pinned to it. In May 1894 when Beatrix Potter was staying with her cousin, Caroline Hutton in Harescombe Grange, [[Gloucestershire]]. Caroline told Beatrix the curious tale of a local tailor. Beatrix requested that they visit Gloucester the nex…
  24. Sport — 2016-06-23 13:22:23
    …ort was definitely launched there at a party given in 1873 by the Duke of Beaufort at his country place, "Badminton" in Gloucestershire. During that time, the game had no name, but it was referred to as "The Game of Badminton," and, thereupon, Badmin…
  25. Badminton — 2016-06-23 13:03:16
    …Badminton :: [[CategorySport]] === Badminton, Gloucestershire 1887 === [[Gloucestershire]] [[England]] {{redirect page="Sport"}}…
  26. Industrial Revolution — 2016-06-23 12:25:37
    …orester_Mushet.jpg" class="right" width="200" }} Mushet was an English metallurgist, born April 8, 1811, in Coleford, [[Gloucestershire]]. He was the youngest son of Agnes Wilson and David Mushet, an ironmaster. Robert spent his formative years study…
    …n the building of the first tunnel under a navigable river and development of **SS Great Britain** in 1843 in Bristol [[Gloucestershire]], the first propeller-driven ocean-going iron ship, which was at the time also the largest ship ever built. {{Ima…
  27. Baking Powder — 2016-05-17 17:19:17
    …43 === {{Image src="AlfredBird.jpg" class="right" title="Alfred Bird" width="" }} Alfred Bird was born in Nympsfield, [[Gloucestershire]], [[England]] in 1811. He invented **Baking Powder** in 1843. He was pharmacist and set up a chemist's shop in B…
  28. USA anthem — 2016-05-16 16:59:43
    …Composer" Image="JohnStaffordSmith.jpg" Who="John Stafford Smith" width="300" birth_date="March 30, 1750" birth_place="Gloucester" death_date="September 21, 1836" death_place="London" }} === John Stafford Smith 1770 === The national anthem of the…
    … United States of America was composed by John Stafford Smith, born in Gloucester, [[Gloucestershire]]. Smith was baptised in Gloucester Cathedral, [[England]] on 30 March 1750. === The Star-Spangled Banner song =…
    …he Anacreontic Society there. {{Image url="JohnStaffordSmith01.jpg" class="left" title="John Stafford Smith memorial in Gloucester cathedral" width="400" }} == USA National Anthem == It became the tune for the American patriotic song //The Star-Span…
  29. Pneumatic Tyre — 2016-05-12 16:10:13
    …Ayrshire]], [[Scotland]] and qualified as a veterinary surgeon before moving to Belfast in 1867. His practice was at 50 Gloucester Street, Belfast, [[Ireland]]. His great invention, of the inner tube for cycle tyres, came about more or less by chanc…
  30. Pay Toilet — 2016-05-10 16:55:15
    …equired the insertion of a penny coin to operate it, hence the euphemism to "**spend a penny**". Born in Cheltenham, [[Gloucestershire]], [[England]]. He trained as a watchmaker but later became interested in conjuring. Maskelyne became a member of …
  31. English Bible — 2016-03-26 11:59:47
    …t the stake for translating the Bible into English. An “Architect of the English Language”, Tyndale was born in [[Gloucestershire]] around 1490. == Links == [[http://www.bl.uk/collection-items/william-tyndales-new-testament| British Library]]…
  32. Gloucestershire — 2015-12-31 11:59:05
    Gloucestershire :: [[England]] {{Category}} Inventions made up in Gloucestershire…

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