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  1. Bungee Jumping — 2020-08-07 08:15:14
    … 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 top hat…
  2. Carbonated water — 2020-08-07 08:13:42
    …767 === ~- [[CategoryFood]]::[[1700s]] {{toc}} Joseph Priestley (1733 – 1804) born in Birstall, near Batley in [[Yorkshire]] was the first to artificially **carbonate water** 1767. Often called **Soda water**. == Oxygen 1774 == In 1767, En…
  3. Cloning — 2020-08-06 15:26:49
    …eator" Image="IanWilmut.jpg" Who="Ian Wilmut" width="300" birth_date="7 July 1944" birth_place="Hampton Lucy, [[Warwickshire]]" death_date="now" death_place="" }} === Dolly the Sheep 1996 === ~-[[Medical]]::[[CategoryScience]]::[[1900s]] Dol…
  4. Safari Park — 2020-08-06 15:25:03
    …Safari Park :: {{draft}} === Longleat - 1966 === ~-[[1900s]] Longleat in [[Wiltshire]] was the first drive-through safari park outside Africa. Opening on the 5th April 1966 486,500 people visited the li…
  5. Gravity — 2020-08-06 08:19:13
    …al Law of Gravity'''** inspired by a falling apple in 1665. Isaac Newton was born in 1642 in a manor house in [[Lincolnshire]], [[England]]. He was not interested in the family farm, so he was sent to Cambridge University to study. ||{{{toc}}}|…
  6. Potato Crisp — 2020-08-06 08:17:45
    …Crisps" width="300" }} ::c:: == From a simple recipe to a Billion Pound Industry == Today Walkers factory in Leicestershire is the largest in the world. It produces 11m packs of crisps every day from 800 tons of potatoes. It requires more tha…
  7. Hovercraft — 2020-08-06 08:05:57
    …lain not interested." ^^ //Quote from Cockerell.// == Family == The Cockerells were a talented family from [[Cambridgeshire]]. The sons of Sydney John Cockerell, a London coal merchant,and Alice nee Bennett, the daughter of a City watchmaker, …
  8. Greenwich Meridian — 2020-08-06 08:03:21
    …ox Image="John_Flamsteed.jpg" Who="John Flamsteed" width="300" birth_date="19 August 1646" birth_place="Denby, [[Derbyshire]]" death_date="31 December 1719" death_place="Surrey" }} In 1675 **King Charles II** appointed **John Flamsteed** as t…
  9. Charles Darwin — 2020-08-06 07:52:58
    …ath_place="" }} ==Charles Robert Darwin== ~-[[CategoryScience]]::[[1800s]] Charles Darwin, born in Shrewsbury, [[Shropshire]], [[England]], established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors. === Origin of Spe…
  10. Electric Car — 2020-06-28 13:20:27
    … Image="ThomasParker.jpg" Who="Thomas Parker" width="" birth_date="22 December 1843" birth_place="Coalbrookdale [[Shropshire]]" death_date="5 December 1915" death_place="Ironbridge" }} === Thomas Parker 1884 === ~-[[CategoryTransport]]:[[Cate…
  11. Pop Rivet — 2020-06-21 10:35:43
    …t-advert.jpg" class="left" title="Pop rivet advert" width="700" }} George Tucker Eyelet Company of Birmingham, [[Warwickshire]] [[England]] also began manufacturing the "Pop" rivet as war increased the need for aircraft. {{tag ids="Rivet Aviat…
  12. Cinematography — 2020-05-26 23:18:26
    …ince single lens camera" width="300" }} ::cr:: Louis Le Prince was born in Metz, France in 1841 and came to Leeds [[Yorkshire]] in 1866 at the invitation of John Whitley. Le Prince became fascinated with the cinematic innovations like Eadwear…
  13. CT Scan — 2020-02-26 02:00:13
    …tkinson Morley Hospital in Wimbledon, London, in **1975**. Godfrey Hounsfield was born in Sutton-on-Trent, [[Nottinghamshire]], [[England]]. He perfected the **C**omputed **A**xial **T**omography scanner, CAT scan for short. He worked for **…
  14. Intraocular Lens — 2020-02-25 13:08:31
    …**intraocular lens** (IOL). **Nicholas Harold Lloyd Ridley** was born on July 10 1906 at Kibworth Harcourt, [[Leicestershire]], [[England]]. == Eye Cataracts == {{Image url="cataract.jpg" class="left" title="cataract eye" width="350" }} Due to…
  15. Rubber — 2020-02-14 19:02:51
    … and was patented before Mr Goodyear made his 'discovery'. Thomas Hancock (1786-1865) was born at Marlborough in [[Wiltshire]], [[England]], the third of twelve children of a lumber merchant and cabinet maker. Around 1815 Hancock went into the …
  16. Petroleum — 2020-02-14 18:46:54
    …from Glasgow, [[Scotland]]. In 1847 he noticed a natural petroleum seepage in the Riddings colliery at Alfreton, [[Derbyshire]] from which he distilled a light thin oil suitable for use as lamp oil. In 1848 he established an oil refinery at Alfr…
  17. Lawn Mower — 2019-10-04 13:03:35
    …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 (or bl…
  18. Stem Cells — 2019-06-01 23:13:53
    …ltivate 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 collaboratio…
  19. DNA — 2019-06-01 23:11:41
    …h March, 1953''' in their room number 103 of the Austin Wing at the '''Cavendish Laboratories, Cambridge''', [[Cambridgeshire]] . In '''1962''' Watson, Crick and Wilkins received the '''Nobel Prize''' in Physiology or Medicine. {{Image url="DNA…
  20. Vitamins — 2019-06-01 23:10:23
    …=" 11 October 1872" death_date="18 September 1938" class="right" }} **William Fletcher** was born in 1872 in [[Leicestershire]], [[England]]. He was the first scientist to determine, that if special factors (vitamins) were removed from food, di…
  21. Zoo — 2019-05-29 17:57:12
    … 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'. …
  22. Railway — 2019-02-19 15:36:10
    …experimented with animal husbandry and stock breeding. ---- Stephenson died on 12 August 1848 in Chesterfield in Derbyshire. His only son Robert was also a railway engineer and worked with his father on many of his projects. {{image url="Train…
  23. Reflecting Telescope — 2019-02-19 15:29:12
    …nctional reflecting telescope. {{{toc}}} Isaac Newton, see [[Gravity]], was born in 1642 in a manor house in [[Lincolnshire]], [[England]]. Others had experimented with the idea of a reflecting telescope including James Gregory but had not ma…
  24. KitKat — 2019-02-05 19:53:39
    …[[England]] in 1935 and was renamed #%KitKat#% in 1937. The best selling chocolate bar in the world began life in [[Yorkshire]]. This product was developed as a four-finger wafer crisp, launched in London in September 1935 as **'Rowntree’s Ch…
  25. Stan Laurel — 2019-01-14 16:14:46
    …n England 1890 === Laurel was born **Arthur Stanley Jefferson** in Argyle Street, **Ulverston** 16 June 1890 in [[Lancashire]] now [[Cumbria]], [[England]]. == Music Hall == His career began in the British pantomime and music hall. Developing…
  26. Vacuum cleaner — 2018-12-26 13:21:55
    … Gloucester 6a 279 http://www.airgale.com.au/booth/d6.htm */ Booth was born in Theresa Place, Gloucester, [[Gloucestershire]], [[England]] moving to Belle Vue House, Spa road at the age of nine. His father, Abraham Booth, was a lumber merchan…
  27. Roundabout — 2018-10-12 14:09:43
    …class="right" title="Sollershott Circus" width="400" }} The first modern 'Roundabout' was built in Letchworth [[Hertfordshire]] in 1905 and called Sollershott Circus. {{Toc}} == Letchworth Garden City == {{Image url="SollershottCircus1912.jpg" …
  28. Beatles — 2018-10-12 13:59:50
    …" title="Beatles" width="" }} Probably the most popular and even successful band in history. Formed in Liverpool [[Lancashire]], [[England ]]. === Liverpool England 1961 === Band members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo S…
  29. Electric Toaster — 2018-10-12 13:33:05
    …t" 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 early. In his autobiography, R…
    …es, Crompton tells of a trip to London 's Great Exhibition of 1851. His schooling started at Sharow, near Ripon in Yorkshire, along with 19 other boys, aged between 7 and 15. One of his fellow pupils there was Charles Dodgson, better known as *…
  30. Harry Potter — 2018-10-10 17:06:49
    …[[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 Muggl…
  31. Electric Motor — 2018-10-10 01:15:13
    … inventor of the electro-magnetic motor plaque" width="250" }} Sturgeon was born in Whittington, near Carnforth, [[Lancashire]], and apprenticed to a shoemaker. In 1824 he became Lecturer in Science and Philosophy at the East India Company's Mil…
  32. Paternoster — 2018-09-18 13:06:34
    … installed the first paternoster lift or elevator in Oriel Chambers, Liverpool in 1868. He was born in Liverpool [[Lancashire]] on 1st August 1805. == The Paternoster Principal == {{Image url="Paternoster.gif" class="left" title="Paternoster Cy…
  33. Elevator — 2018-09-18 13:05:45
    … panoramist surveyor and inventor. Born on 12 June 1785 into the Quaker family of a grocer in Kingston upon Hull [[Yorkshire]]. Hornor (or Horner 12/6/1785–14/3/1844) learned surveying and engineering from his brother-in-law. He conjured up a…
  34. Antibiotics — 2018-08-25 00:36:50
    …928" Fleming discovers antibiotics */ {{toc}} Fleming was born on 6 August 1881 at Lochfield farm near Darvel, in [[Ayrshire]], [[Scotland]]. The term antibiotics literally means “against life” but the life in this case is harmful microbes…
  35. Public Park — 2018-08-24 15:01:46
    …on="Creator" Image="Paxton_joseph.jpg" Who="Joseph Paxton" width="320" birth_date="August 3, 1803" birth_place="Bedfordshire" death_date="June 8, 1865" death_place="Sydenham" }} [[CategoryInventions]]>[[CategorySociety]]=== Joseph Paxton 1847 …
    …=== Joseph Paxton designed the first public park in **1847**. He was born in [[Bedfordshire]], [[England]] on 3 August 1803 into a farming family. {{{toc}}} == Birkenhead Park == **Birkenhead Park** is famous…
  36. Nature Reserve — 2018-08-23 20:30:17
    …first '''nature reserve'''. == Walton Hall == '''Waterton''' (1782 - 1865) was born at Walton Hall, Wakefield, [[Yorkshire]], [[England]]. He was educated at Stonyhurst College in Lancashire. Waterton was an early opponent of '''pollution''…
  37. Toilet — 2018-07-24 21:40:11
    …ramah 1778 === >>{{image url="Bramah.jpg" title="Joseph Bramah" }}>> (1748 - December 9, 1814), born Stainborough, Yorkshire, England. [[Hydraulics|Joseph Bramah]] invented a hinged valve or 'crank valve' in 1778. This sealed the bottom of the …
    …= Thomas Crapper 1880 === >>{{image url="Crapper.jpg" title="Thomas Crapper" width="180" }}>> Born 1836 Waterside, Yorkshire, England. During the 1880s Thomas Crapper invented the siphonic system for emptying the cistern. This avoided the probl…
  38. Sunday School — 2018-06-28 10:48:46
    …e for these children which he shared with his friend, **Reverend Thomas Stock** who had a Sunday school at Ashbury, Berkshire. ::c:: == Sunday Schools Reduces Crime == {{Image url="Robert-raikes-glos-statue.jpg" class="right" title="Robert Raik…
    …t 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 thou…
  39. Jet Engine — 2018-05-28 18:47:28
    …jet-engine.jpg" class="left" width="200" title="Whittle Jet engine" }} Whittle was born in Earlsdon, Coventry [[Warwickshire]], [[England]] on June 1, 1907, the son of a mechanic. **Aged just 22** in 1930 Whittle sent his new idea about jet pr…
    …ank loan of £2,000. == Power Jets == Work was progressing on the experimental engine at a factory in Rugby, Warwickshire. Power Jets completed the engine, which ran successfully on **April 12th, 1937**. The engine was pronounced "streets a…
  40. Stainless Steel — 2018-04-01 00:54:33
    …Image="HarryBrearley.jpg" Who="Harry Brearley" width="400" birth_date="18 February 1871" birth_place="Sheffield, [[Yorkshire]]" death_date="14 July 1948" death_place="Torquay" }} === Harry Brearley 1913 === [[CategoryIndustry]]::[[CategoryDomes…
  41. Four-minute Mile — 2018-03-04 19:41:50
    … and trained using new scientific methods he had developed. On May 6, 1954, at the Iffley Road track in Oxford [[Oxfordshire]], the annual match between the Amateur Athletic Association and Oxford University was the setting for Bannister's atte…
  42. Stonehenge — 2018-01-26 21:52:34
    …tonehenge.jpg" class="right" title="Stonehenge" width="600" }} {{toc}} The prehistoric megalith monument built in [[Wiltshire]], [[England]] dates from **3100 years B.C**. Along with Avebury, Stonehenge is one of the most famous groups of megali…
    …the sophistication of its concentric plan and architectural design, the shaping of the stones - uniquely using both Wiltshire Sarsen sandstone and Pembroke Bluestone - and the precision with which it was built. {{image url="StonehengeAbove.jpg" …
  43. Plastic — 2018-01-25 10:47:21
    …r Parkes 1856 === ~-[[CategoryInventions]]>[[CategoryIndustry]] Parkes was born December 29, 1813, Birmingham, [[Warwickshire]], [[England]]. Alexander was a British chemist and inventor noted for his development of various industrial processes …
  44. Worcestershire Sauce — 2018-01-13 11:02:07
    …red like a fine wine - with a savoury aromatic scent and a wonderfully unique taste. Lea & Perrins Original '''Worcestershire Sauce''' was '''invented''' and in 1837 began to be produced commercially. == How Original == But this was not the fir…
    …nal activities was to arrange that all restaurants on **ocean liners** sailing to and from [[England]] carried Worcestershire Sauce They even paid the waiters to serve it. Customers could purchase a bottle of this tasty delight to take home wit…
    …em! {{Image url="WilliamHenryPerrins.jpg" class="right" title="William Henry Perrins" width="" }} In **1839** Worcestershire Sauce was introduced into the **USA**. It was such a success that the importer, John Duncan of New York, opened a proce…
    … from England and manufactured exactly according to the English formula. == Round Bottle == **Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce** soon became popular all over the world and as the business grew so did the premises. By **1865** Lea & Perrins…
  45. Airport — 2017-12-29 20:44:50
    …hip) was then required to guide the plane to open water ready for take-off. Between the wars, the Solent area in [[Hampshire]] became a hub for aircraft production to meet the growing civilian air transportation sector. {{Image url="Saunders-…
    …outhampton%E2%80%99s-Commercial-Flying-Boats-1919-%E2%80%93-1958| Solent Sky Museum]] [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/hampshire/hi/people_and_places/history/newsid_8711000/8711292.stm|BBC Southampton]]…
  46. Powered Flight — 2017-11-11 21:00:20
    … {{Databox Image="George_Cayley.jpg" title="George Cayley" Born="1773" Died="1857" }} Cayley from Scarborough [[Yorkshire ]] was an early aviation pioneer who experimented with gliders. In 1799 he set in place the concept of the modern aerop…
  47. Jet airliner — 2017-11-10 11:49:08
    …production commercial jetliner. It was developed and manufactured by de Havilland at its Hatfield Aerodrome, [[Hertfordshire]], [[England ]]. The plane was beautifully shaped with an aerodynamically clean design. Four de Havilland Ghost [[Jet_E…
  48. Loudspeaker — 2017-11-09 10:51:35
    …iver_Joseph_Lodge.jpg" Who="Oliver Joseph Lodge" width="350" birth_date="12 June 1851" birth_place="Penkhull, [[Staffordshire]]" death_date="22 August 1940" death_place="Wiltshire" }} === Oliver Lodge 1898 === ~-[[CategoryIndustry]]:[[Music]]: T…
  49. Silicone — 2017-10-11 16:23:17
    …}} Professor **Frederick Stanley Kipping** FRS (1863-1949) was an English chemist who was born near Manchester, [[Lancashire]], [[England]]. he pioneered the study of the organic compounds of silicon and invented the term silicone. <<{{amazon t…
  50. Winston Churchill — 2017-07-25 09:46:00
    …y the **world's greatest leader** of the 20th century. {{toc}} === Blenheim 1874 === Churchill was born 1874 in [[Oxfordshire]], [[England]] in Blenheim palace. He is another example of great British men who shunned education but had great qual…
  51. Salicylic acid — 2017-07-24 10:14:37
    …redient in **Aspirin**, in **1753**. {{toc}} In 1745 Stone became chaplain at Bruern Abbey in Chipping Norton, [[Oxfordshire]]. In 1758 Edward had been suffering from "agues" from a fever. He was aware that **quinine** derived from the bark o…
  52. DNA Forensics — 2017-07-15 13:33:34
    …lace="Oxford" death_date="now" }} {{{toc}}} Professor Sir Alec John Jeffreys born (9 January 1950) in Oxford, [[Oxfordshire]], [[England]] is a geneticist at the University of Leicester. In **1984** through his investigations he discovered a …
  53. Cary Grant — 2017-07-15 13:18:34
    …r 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 commi…
  54. Cider — 2017-07-11 13:21:18
    …e 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 reason, …
  55. Shire Horse — 2017-07-10 17:31:44
    …appears in the first 'Shire Stud Book' and large numbers of horses are descended from him. {{Image url="ShireBeer.jpg" class="right" title="Shire Horse & cart delivering Beer" width="400" }} == The English Shire Horse Society ==…
    … The English Cart Horse Society was founded in **1878**, later changing its name to the Shire Horse Society. The early years of the Society encouraged the export of Shires and in 1888 issued a record breaking 1,40…
    …0 pedigree export certificates. Shires were in strong demand in the USA, Canada, Australia, South America, Germany and Russia. {{Image url="shire-horse.jpg" …
    …class="left" title="shire horse" width="200" }} Both in commerce and agriculture Shire horses literally made the wheels of Britain's industry go round. They worked in fields, in towns, on docks and quays, o…
  56. Cambridge Cream — 2017-07-10 16:58:31
    …ridge cream**, **Trinity cream** or simply **Burnt cream**. === Trinity College ~1630 === The college in [[Cambridgeshire]] even has an iron with the official college crest which is used to burn the sugar topping. == Recipe == Ingredients…
  57. Vaccination — 2017-07-09 10:30:27
    …allpox 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 trained …
  58. Horlicks — 2017-07-08 21:35:20
    …3 === 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 James…
    …Griffiths (1816-1874) sons were born in Ruardean in the Royal Forest of Dean. They were sent to a private school in Hampshire. The brothers found employment in London, where James joined a homeopathic chemist company that made dried baby food i…
  59. Adjustable Spanner — 2017-07-06 13:01:47
    …843Detail.jpg" class="left" title="Clyburn Spanner 1843 detail" width="400" }}Richard Clyburn (1796-1852) born in [[Yorkshire]] was a Consulting Engineer in the Agricultural and Textile industries in Gloucester. He made high precision tools fro…
    …m both wrought and cast iron. In 1836 he was the Engineering Manager and partner in the Uley in [[Gloucestershire]] Iron Works with George Lister, also from Yorkshire. Clyburn's spanner design with open end jaws was pioneering.{{Ima…
  60. LCD — 2017-07-05 11:03:57
    …r TV tube. This challenge was taken up by Cyril Hilsum at the Royal Radar Establishment (RRE) in **Malvern** [[Worcestershire]], to explore whether the discovery by US researchers that a thin layer of impure liquid crystal could be used to make …
  61. Telegraph — 2017-07-05 10:51:03
    …place="Paris" Inventions="Concertina, Symphonium, Stereoscopy"}} Charles Wheatstone was 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. Charl…
  62. Custard — 2017-07-05 10:42:29
    … 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. He s…
  63. Float Glass — 2017-07-04 20:28:05
    …ween 1953 and 1957, Sir Alastair Pilkington and Kenneth Bickerstaff of the UK's Pilkington Brothers in St.Helens [[Lancashire]], [[England]] developed the world's first commercially successful manufacture of high quality flat glass. {{Image url…
  64. Modern Farming — 2017-07-03 12:19:17
    … Jethro Tull was a major pioneer in the modernization of agriculture. Jethro (1674 - 1741) was born in Basildon [[Berkshire]] , [[England]] in early 1674, the son of Jethro Tull Senior, a gentleman farmer of that parish, and his wife, Dorothy,…
  65. Tarmac — 2017-06-30 14:08:12
    …ods used by **Thomas Telford** and Trésaguet. == Hooley is inspired == In 1901 Hooley was walking in Denby in [[Derbyshire]] when he noticed a smooth stretch of road close to an ironworks. He asked locals what had happened and was told a bar…
  66. Steel — 2017-06-28 14:56:51
    …tor" Image="HenryBessemer.jpg" Who="Henry Bessemer" width="" birth_date="19 Jan 1813" birth_place="Charlton, [[Hertfordshire]]" death_date="15 Mar 1898" death_place="London" }} == Henry Bessemer 1856 == ~-[[CategoryIndustry]] Sir Henry Besseme…
  67. Paralympic Games — 2017-06-21 14:32:08
    …ish neurologist. {{toc}} == From Stoke Mandeville == The first Paralympic sports competition were held in [[Buckinghamshire]], **[[England]] in 1948** and became known as the **Stoke Mandeville Games**. Guttman wanted to give World War II vete…
  68. Banksy — 2017-06-19 21:04:17
    …ht" 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 work…
  69. Portland Cement — 2017-06-15 01:37:39
    …r 1824. {{Toc}} Joseph Aspdin (or Aspden) (1778 - 1855) was a bricklayer living in the Hunslet district of Leeds, [[Yorkshire]]. In his kitchen the inventor heated a mixture of finely ground limestone and clay in his stove and ground the mixtu…
  70. Hampshire — 2017-06-12 12:52:33
    …Hampshire :: [[England]]:: @@Inventions made up in Hampshire@@ {{Category}}…
  71. Sparkling Wine — 2017-06-11 14:08:47
    …an 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 introduced by…
  72. Linoleum — 2017-05-25 10:14:38
    …Frederick-Walton.png" class="right" title="Frederick Walton" width="" birth_date="13 March 1834" caption="Halifax, Yorkshire" death_date="16 May 1928" }} {{toc}} **Linoleum**, also called Lino, is a versatile hard wearing floor covering. Despit…
    …y new types of flooring on the market, lino is still popular today. == Inspiration == Walton was born in Halifax [[Yorkshire]]. In 1855, Walton noticed a rubbery, flexible skin of solidified linseed oil had formed on a can of oil-based paint. …
  73. Australia — 2017-05-23 20:11:59
    …= {{Databox width="" Image="Captain-Cook.jpg" title="Captain Cook" birth_date="7 November 1728" Place="Marton in [[Yorkshire]]" death_date="14 February 1779" }} Captain James Cook was a remarkable navigator born in [[Yorkshire]]. He discovere…
  74. Shakespeare — 2017-05-23 20:00:55
    …" Baptised="26 April 1564" death_date="23 April 1616"}} {{toc}} Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in [[Warwickshire]], [[England]]. An English poet, playwright, and actor, regarded as the greatest writer and dramatist in the English l…
  75. Police — 2017-05-22 22:57:53
    …{{{toc}}} === Robert Peel 1829 === Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Baronet (5 February 1788 – 2 July 1850) born in Bury, [[Lancashire]], [[England]] introduced the first professional police force in 1829. == Glasgow Police force == {{Image url="Bobby.j…
  76. Concorde — 2017-05-19 15:41:13
    …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 and i…
  77. Thriller — 2017-05-19 15:12:25
    … }} {{toc}} **Rodney Lynn Temperton** (born 15 October 1947) composer, producer and musician from Cleethorpes, [[Lincolnshire]], [[England]], wrote the iconic title track for the **best-selling album** ever **Thriller** by **Michael Jackson**. …
  78. Chocolate Bar — 2017-05-19 15:06:38
    …="" }} 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 as a…
  79. Cat Eyes — 2017-05-17 09:02:28
    …nventions]]>[[CategoryTransport]] === Percy Shaw - 1934 === Percy Shaw (1890 - 1976) was born in Halifax in West [[Yorkshire]] in 1890, the son of Jimmy Shaw, a dyer’s labourer, who worked at a local mill. When he was 14, he worked as a road …
  80. iPod — 2017-05-14 23:49:13
    …" birth_date="April 23, 1956" birth_place="" death_date="now" death_place="" }} Mr Kramer b.1956 of Hitchin, [[Hertfordshire]], invented and built the device in 1979 – when he was just 23. {{{toc}}} His invention, called the IXI, stored only…
  81. Meccano — 2017-05-14 01:23:25
    …of the world's most popular toys. === Frank Hornby 1901 === **Hornby** was born on 15 May 1863 in Liverpool [[Lancashire]], [[England]] and was the son of John Oswald Hornby, and his wife Martha Thomlinson. ||{{{toc}}}||{{amazon type="book"…
  82. Speedfit — 2017-05-11 00:37:50
    … John Guest invented the ‘Super Speedfit’ tube and pipe connector concept. John Guest was born in Doncaster [[Yorkshire]], [[England]] in 1927. John Guest Ltd. is a family-owned company that was founded in 1961. Now operating in UK, Euro…
  83. Lever Brothers — 2017-02-07 11:33:36
    …tor" Image="WilliamLever.jpg" Who="William Lever" width="" birth_date="19 September 1851" birth_place=" Bolton, [[Lancashire]]" death_date="7 May 1925" death_place="" }} === Lever Brothers 1885 === ~-[[CategoryDomestic]]>[[CategoryFood]] In 1…
  84. Berkshire — 2017-02-03 14:57:31
    …Berkshire :: [[England]] {{Category}} Inventions made up in Berkshire
  85. Postage Stamp — 2017-02-01 12:17:38
    …r countries wanted the principle adopted for their mail service. == Early Life == Born in Kidderminster in [[Worcestershire]], [[England]] on the 3rd December 1795, Rowland was the third son of Thomas Wright Hill. At the age of seven his fathe…
  86. Modern Olympics — 2017-01-25 14:57:15
    …instigating physical education in French schools. Brookes invited Coubertain to his annual games in Much Wenlock [[Shropshire]] and even closed the entire town to concentrate on impressing his guest. The Baron stayed in Brookes' own home and des…
    …France and Brookes was invited to attend. Unfortunately he was unable to go due to ill health. In 1896 however the Shropshire doctor's dream was realised. The first revived Olympics were held in **Athens** during the month of April. Tragically, …
  87. Marmite — 2017-01-18 16:21:10
    …=== In 1902 the Marmite Food Company (later Marmite Ltd) was set up by the Gilmour family in Burton on Trent, [[Staffordshire]]. It's mission to produce a concentrated savoury spread from **beer!** {{{toc}}} == The Process == The basic raw mat…
    …] === HP Sauce === HP Sauce was invented in England at the end of the 19th century by Mr **FG Garton**, a [[Nottinghamshire Nottingham]] grocer. He was down on his luck and couldn't pay his bills, so when Edwin Samson Moore, owner of the Midla…
  88. Dinosaur — 2016-10-24 00:25:22
    … plaque" width="" }} ""<br clear="right">"" == Background == The palaeontologist, came from a poor background in [[Lancashire]] to become what we might call a celebrity scientist today. He was labelled "impudent" by teachers at Lancaster Royal …
  89. Olivia Newton John — 2016-09-26 14:14:34
    …on-John is a singer, songwriter and actress. === Cambridge England 1948 === Olivia Newton-John was born in [[Cambridgeshire]], England on September 26th 1948. Her father, Brinley "Bryn" Newton-John was Welsh and her Jewish mother, Irene Helene…
  90. Bouncing bomb — 2016-09-26 13:45:18
    … Image="Barnes_Wallis.jpg" width="" who="Sir Barnes Neville Wallis" birth_date="26/9/1887" birth_place="Ripley [[Derbyshire]] [[England]]" death_date="30/10/1979" death_place="Effingham Surrey " }} [[CategoryInventions]]>[[CategoryTechnology]…
  91. Internal Combustion Engine — 2016-08-23 10:46:47
    …Herbert_Akroyd_Stuart.jpg" Who="Herbert Akroyd Stuart" width="" birth_date="28 January 1864" birth_place="Halifax [[Yorkshire]]" death_date="19 February 1927" death_place="Halifax" }} {{Toc}} The Hornsby-Akroyd oil engine was the first successf…
  92. Procter Gamble — 2016-07-28 14:08:46
    …illiamProcter.jpg" class="left" title="William Procter" width="200" }} Procter was born 7th December 1801 in [[Herefordshire]] [[England]]. /* event_date="7 December 1801" William Procter was born in England */ As a boy, he worked as general…
  93. Guillotine — 2016-07-28 13:29:34
    …="right" title="Halifax Gibbet" width="400" }} The first use of a guillotine for execution by decapitation was in [[Yorkshire]] [[England]] with the **'Halifax Gibbet'** around 1280. == The Halifax Gibbet == The Halifax Gibbet was a menacing w…
  94. Beatrix Potter — 2016-07-23 14:22:52
    … 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 next day…
  95. Sport — 2016-06-23 13:22:23
    …finitely 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, Badminton b…
  96. Rugby — 2016-06-23 13:07:05
    …Rugby :: [[CategorySport]] === Rugby, Warwickshire 1871 === [[Warwickshire]] [[England]] {{redirect page="Sport#hn_Rugby_1871"}}…
  97. Badminton — 2016-06-23 13:03:16
    …Badminton :: [[CategorySport]] === Badminton, Gloucestershire 1887 === [[Gloucestershire]] [[England]] {{redirect page="Sport"}}…
  98. Industrial Revolution — 2016-06-23 12:25:37
    …ding 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. {{Image ur…
  99. Oxygen — 2016-06-20 16:22:51
    …Oxygen :: [[CategoryScience]] == Oxygen == === Joseph Priestley 1774 === In [[Yorkshire]] August 1774 he isolated a new "air". {{redirect page="Carbonated water"}}…
  100. UniLever — 2016-05-26 10:35:52
    …UniLever :: [[CategoryDomestic]] == UniLever 1930 == In 1930 the Lever Brothers from Bolton, [[Lancashire]] [[England]] merged with Margarine Unie to form Unilever. {{redirect page="Lever Brothers"}}…
  101. Baking Powder — 2016-05-17 17:19:17
    …mage 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 Birmin…
  102. USA anthem — 2016-05-16 16:59:43
    …he 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 === S…
  103. Pneumatic Tyre — 2016-05-12 16:10:13
    …ategoryInventions]]>[[CategoryTransport]] === John Boyd Dunlop 1888 === {{toc}} Dunlop (1840 to 1921) was born in [[Ayrshire]], [[Scotland]] and qualified as a veterinary surgeon before moving to Belfast in 1867. His practice was at 50 Gloucest…
  104. Vacuum Tube — 2016-05-11 11:46:26
    …tegoryScience]] === John Ambrose Fleming 1904 === Sir John Ambrose Fleming ( 1849 – 1945) born in Lancaster, [[Lancashire]], [[England]] invented the first **thermionic valve** or vacuum tube, or just **valve** as it was known. He received a…
  105. Pay Toilet — 2016-05-10 16:55:15
    …e 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 **The…
  106. English Bible — 2016-03-26 11:59:47
    …e 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]]…
  107. Hydraulics — 2016-03-23 13:34:41
    …ramah was granted a patent for his **hydraulic press** in 1795. Joseph Bramah was born in Stainborough, Barnsley [[Yorkshire]], [[England]] in 1748. {{Image url="BramahPress.jpg" class="left" title="Bramah Press" width="" }} == Bramah Press …
  108. Titanic — 2016-03-08 14:18:30
    …nd before heading out across the Atlantic, on course for New York. It struck an iceberg on its maiden voyage from [[Hampshire]] , [[England]], to New York City and sank on April 15, 1912. {{image url="Titanic-Hull.jpg" class="center" title="Tita…
  109. Automatic watch — 2016-03-06 00:37:12
    …{toc}} === John Harwood 1923 === Invented in 1923 by John Harwood (1893 – 1964), a watch repairer from Bolton [[Lancashire]] who took out a **UK patent** with his financial backer, Harry Cutts, on 7 July 1923, and obtained a corresponding **S…
  110. Cilla Black — 2016-03-03 14:46:01
    …ass="right" title="Cilla Black" width="400" }} Born Priscilla Maria Veronica White (1943-2015) born in Liverpool [[Lancashire]], [[England]] was a singer whose career began in 1963 under the **[[Beatles]]** manager **Brian Epstein**. === Liver…
  111. Oxfordshire — 2016-03-03 13:11:32
    …Oxfordshire :: [[England]] {{Category}} Inventions made up in Oxfordshire
  112. Herefordshire — 2016-02-02 11:15:41
    …Herefordshire :: [[England]] {{Category}} Inventions made up in Herefordshire
  113. Cambridgeshire — 2016-01-17 16:53:21
    …Cambridgeshire :: [[England]] {{Category}} Inventions made up in Cambridgeshire
  114. Buckinghamshire — 2016-01-11 15:00:35
    …Buckinghamshire :: [[England]] {{Category}} Inventions made up in Buckinghamshire
  115. Shropshire — 2016-01-11 14:50:51
    …Shropshire :: [[England]] {{Category}} Inventions made up in Shropshire
  116. Leicestershire — 2016-01-07 22:57:52
    …Leicestershire :: [[England]] {{Category}} Inventions made up in Leicestershire. …
  117. Staffordshire — 2016-01-07 22:48:03
    …Staffordshire :: [[England]] {{Category}} Inventions made up in Staffordshire. …
  118. Lincolnshire — 2016-01-06 01:17:29
    …Lincolnshire :: [[England]] {{Category}} Inventions made up in Lincolnshire. …
  119. Worcestershire — 2016-01-05 17:33:31
    …Worcestershire :: [[England]] {{Category}} Inventions made up in Worcestershire
  120. Hertfordshire — 2016-01-03 16:36:24
    …Hertfordshire :: [[England]] {{Category}} Inventions made up in Hertfordshire
  121. Nottinghamshire — 2016-01-02 21:31:58
    …Nottinghamshire :: [[England]] {{Category}} Inventions made up in Nottinghamshire
  122. Yorkshire — 2016-01-02 21:28:50
    …Yorkshire :: [[England]] {{Category}} Inventions made up in Yorkshire
  123. Bedfordshire — 2016-01-02 21:26:18
    …Bedfordshire :: [[England]] {{Category}} Inventions made up in Bedfordshire
  124. Ayrshire — 2015-12-31 16:08:14
    …Ayrshire :: [[Scotland]] {{Category}} Inventions made up in Ayrshire. …
  125. Derbyshire — 2015-12-31 14:14:20
    …Derbyshire :: [[England]] {{Category}} Inventions made up in Derbyshire
  126. Wiltshire — 2015-12-31 14:13:49
    …Wiltshire :: [[England]] {{Category}} Inventions made up in Wiltshire
  127. Warwickshire — 2015-12-31 14:13:23
    …Warwickshire :: [[England]] {{Category}} Inventions made up in Warwickshire
  128. Lancashire — 2015-12-31 12:03:57
    …Lancashire :: [[England]] {{Category}} Inventions made up in Lancashire. …
  129. Gloucestershire — 2015-12-31 11:59:05
    …Gloucestershire :: [[England]] {{Category}} Inventions made up in Gloucestershire

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