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  1. Railway — 2019-02-19 15:36:10
    …ch locomotive to use for their railway. The winner also received the huge sum of £500. The contest was held at '''Rainhill''', and of ten engines entered, only 5 turned up and just 3 functioned well enough to take part in the Rainhill Trials.…
  2. Electric Toaster — 2018-10-12 13:33:05
    …l="Crompton.jpg" class="left" width="300" title="Colonel Crompton" }} **Rookes Evelyn Bell Crompton** was born at Sion Hill, near Thirsk in [[Yorkshire]] , [[England]] on 31 May 1845 , one of five children. His passion for engineering began ea…
  3. Harry Potter — 2018-10-10 17:06:49
    …wling 1997 ==== ~-[[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 **D…
    …otter.jpg" class="left" title="Harry Potter film promotion" width="300" }} In 1974, the Rowling family moved to **Tutshill** in the Forest of Dean and across the Severn River from Dursley. The Harry Potter series runs seven volumes, one for …
  4. Hovercraft — 2017-08-24 11:29:22
    …s == During the war years Cockerell worked with an elite team at Marconi to develop [[RADAR]], a development which Churchill believed had a significant effect on the outcome of the Second World War, and Cockerell believed to be one of his great…
  5. Winston Churchill — 2017-07-25 09:46:00
    …d to appease Germany and Hitler and famously waved a paper that he said promised peace. Churchill knew this would not work and warned the government that they needed to help fight Hitler or Germany would take over al…
    …l of Europe. <<{{amazon type="book" items="0857501461" }}<<Churchill said of appeasement: "An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last." The country lost confide…
    …nce in Chamberlain, he resigned and Winston Churchill was chosen to be his successor as Prime Minister on May 10, 1940. He was later to write: 'I felt...that all my past lif…
    …llels with later events in the EU? == Negotiator == From the opposition party Labour politician Hugh Dalton said Churchill was 'the only man we have for this hour'. This view was shared by the overwhelming majority of the British people. As G…
  6. Refrigeration — 2017-07-11 11:55:35
    …". == Frozen in Time == The reaction to Cullen's invention though was less than lukewarm, in fact, it was decidedly chilly. The ice industry was big business. Ice-harvesting companies would remove ice from frozen lakes and store it in ice-…
  7. Cambridge Cream — 2017-07-10 16:58:31
    …heat as possible and allow the sugar to caramelise to a deep brown. Be careful not to burn it. Allow to cool and serve chilled. …
  8. Radio — 2017-07-05 10:54:29
    …x Marconi was brought up by his mother in the English town of Bedford. In Italy he was able to transmit signals over a hill, a distance of approximately 1.5 miles. Finding little interest or appreciation for his work in Italy, Marconi traveled…
  9. ATM — 2017-06-27 19:28:18
    …ventor" Image="John-Shepherd-Barron.jpg" Who="John Shepherd Barron" width="400" birth_date="23 June 1925" birth_place="Shillong, India" death_date="15 May 2010" death_place="Inverness, Scotland" }} === John Shepherd-Barron 1967 === ~-[[Categor…
  10. Television — 2017-05-29 13:40:11
    …pg" Who="John Logie Baird" Birth_date="13 Aug 1888" Birth_place="Helensburgh" Death_date="14 Jun 1946" Death_place="Bexhill-on-Sea" }} Baird was a Scottish engineer, most famous for being the first person to demonstrate a working television.…
  11. Milk of Magnesia — 2017-05-27 00:07:00
    …sey and knighted. {{Image url="MilkofMagnesia.jpg" class="left" title="Milk of Magnesia" width="" }} == Charles Henry Phillips == Phillips an English pharmacist received a patent in 1873 for hydrate of magnesia mixed with water which he calle…
  12. Match — 2017-05-18 18:53:27
    …matches “**Congreves**” after the Congreve’s rocket invented in 1808. The price of a box of 50 matches was one shilling. Included with each box was a piece of sandpaper to **strike a light** with. == Improvements == In 1829, Scots inve…
  13. Sewing Machine — 2017-05-16 10:54:29
    …ching, and sewing, and for making shoes, and other articles. . . .//" in 1790. Thomas was a cabinet maker born in Greenhill Rents parish of St. Sepulchre [[London]], [[England]]. ::c:: == Working again == Many years later in 1874 a man named…
  14. Postage Stamp — 2017-02-01 12:17:38
    …In 1807 Rowland Hill became a student-teacher at his father's school. As a sideline Rowland was also an inventor, although most of his ideas…
  15. Beatrix Potter — 2016-07-23 14:22:52
    …d over **100 million** copies. One book is sold every 15 seconds. Born in Kensington, [[London]], she later moved to **Hill Top Farm** in [[Cumbria]] and on her death bequeathed it, along with 13 other farms and over 4000 acres of land, to the…
  16. National Trust — 2016-06-23 16:14:23
    … National Trust, **20** years later. {{Image url="CanonRawnsley.jpg" class="left" title="Canon Rawnsley" width="100" }} Hill was engaged in a campaign in **1883** to stop the construction of railways in the English Lake District. Here she met …
    …*, Ruskin and **Sir Robert Hunter** who was solicitor to the **Commons Preservation Society**. On 16 November **1893**, Hill, Hunter and Rawnsley agreed on the name **'National Trust'** to protect open spaces and endangered buildings of histori…
  17. Pound Sterling — 2016-05-31 15:19:41
    …tter half of the 8th Century, began the minting of the earliest English silver pennies. The pound was divided into 20 shillings and 240 silver pennies. == Story behind Sterling == {{Image url="LibraScale.png" class="left" title="Libra Scale" …
  18. Tank — 2016-05-16 11:27:53
    …k through a system of fortified trenches, disrupting the defence and clearing the way for an infantry advance. == Churchill == With recommendations from people like Ernest Swinton the //Landships Committee//, established by Churchill in Februa…

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