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  1. Lawn Mower — 2019-10-04 13:03:35
    …d 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 bladed reel) mounted on a bench to trim cloth to make a smooth finish afte…
    …ld be mounted in a wheeled frame to make the blades rotate close to the lawn's surface. He went into partnership with a local engineer, **John Ferrabee**, and together they made mowers in a factory at Stroud. {{image url="Buddingmower.jpg" title…
  2. Angus Cattle — 2019-08-31 10:40:52
    …842 === Black hornless cattle are known to have existed in North Eastern [[Scotland]] since the mid 16th century. These local cattle were used by breeders. **Hugh Watson** became tenant of Keillor in Angus in 1808. He gathered stock widely and p…
  3. Suffolk Punch — 2019-07-30 14:43:58
    … It takes its name from the county of [[Suffolk]] [[England]] and punch to describe its strength and solid build. The local farmers needed a draught horse with power, stamina, health, longevity, and docility for farm work. Genetics show that…
  4. Cyclonic Vacuum Cleaner — 2018-11-17 15:12:06
    …m cleaner arrived. {{Image url="Dyson_DC01.jpg" class="left" title="Dyson DC01" width="250" }} == Inspiration == At a local sawmill, Dyson noticed how the sawdust was removed by large industrial cyclones using centrifugal force to separate the…
  5. Bicycle — 2018-08-25 00:56:59
    … Walthamstow, [[London]], [[England]]. In 1877 he started a new business //Starley & Sutton Co// with William Sutton a local cycling enthusiast. They set about developing safer and easier to use bicycles than the penny farthing. {{Image url="Ro…
  6. Public Park — 2018-08-24 15:01:46
    … has inspired the design of many other parks in Britain and around the world. It was the first public park created by a local authority and using public funds. Birkenhead Park was the forerunner of the Parks Movement and its influence was far-re…
  7. Worcestershire Sauce — 2018-01-13 11:02:07
    … began to be produced commercially. == How Original == But this was not the first mention of **"Worcester sauce"**. A local delicacy from the river Severn was the Lamprey fish and local traders had been making sauces to compliment the dish for…
  8. Airport — 2017-12-29 20:44:50
    …16/05/18/Southampton%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]]…
  9. Football — 2017-08-16 12:25:25
    …0" }}It was realised that the game needed a set of rules, so being British there's no better place to do this than the 'Local' [[pub]] over a pint. In the **Freemasons' Tavern** in Great Queen Street, [[London]] on 26 October 1863 rules for the…
  10. Vaccination — 2017-07-09 10:30:27
    …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 in London. In 1772, he returned to Berk…
  11. Greenwich Meridian — 2017-07-06 12:03:19
    …wn in the 17th century that the earth turns 360° every day, or 15° every hour. So if you travelled 15° eastward, the local time moves one hour ahead and travelling West, the local time moves back one hour. == John Flamsteed 1675 == {{Databox…
    …astered. Flamsteed had installed state-of-the-art pendulum clocks by the best clockmaker and set these clocks to the local time, Greenwich Mean Time. Flamsteed’s catalogue of stars become the standard reference work for plotting star positi…
  12. Emergency Telephone Number — 2017-07-06 10:16:06
    …r the switchboard found it jammed with calls and could not alert anyone of the fire. Prior to 999 people called their local police station to raise the alarm. Then dialling 0 and asking the operator for police, fire or ambulance was the recomm…
  13. Tarmac — 2017-06-30 14:08:12
    …ooley 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 barrel of tar had fallen off a dray (cart) and burst open. Someone had poured waste s…
  14. YMCA — 2017-06-21 14:24:38
    …'1851''' there were 24 YMCAs in Great Britain, with a combined membership of 2,700. Today there are more than 14,000 local YMCAs with around 45,000,000 members all around the world. == Honour == {{Image url="GeorgeWilliamsPlaque.jpg" class="…
  15. Cat Eyes — 2017-05-17 09:02:28
    … - 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 mender. ||{{{toc}}}||{{adsense}}|| Shaw was inventive, even at a young age, …
    …ng fifty Catseyes on a dangerous stretch of road outside Bradford. The number of accidents on the road fell sharply and local drivers attributed this to the visibility provided by Shaw’s road markers. {{Image url="Roadcateye.jpg" title="Cats e…
  16. MRI Scan — 2017-02-10 08:41:04
    …tically analysed, making possible their interpretation into useful images. He suggested gradients as a way to spatially localise NMR signals in a paper published in 1973. His method would speed up the process of producing images from an hour to …
  17. Lever Brothers — 2017-02-07 11:33:36
    … The Lever brothers were born in Bolton [[England]]. William & James worked in their fathers small grocery business. A local Bolton chemist, **William Hough Watson**, had invented a new process to make soap, using glycerin and vegetable oils or…
  18. Modern Olympics — 2017-01-25 14:57:15
    …k Olympians Class. Dr Brookes aimed to promote physical and intellectual improvement among the ordinary citizens of the locality. The first games he held were a mixture of old Greek style athletics and local sports such as football and cricket. …
    … competitors from all over the West Midlands were attending and by the end of the decade the event was a fixture on the local calendar. In 1859 Brookes heard of games being held in Greece, funded by a wealthy man named Evangelis Zappas. ==Wenlo…
  19. Beatrix Potter — 2016-07-23 14:22:52
    …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. == The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin == {{Image url="…
  20. Industrial Revolution — 2016-06-23 12:25:37
    … bought up farms to grow food for his workers, built housing for them, and offered higher wages than were paid in other local industry (such as mining or pottery). == Ironbridge 1779 == {{Image url="Ironbridge.jpg" title="World's First Iron Bri…
  21. Loch Ness Monster — 2016-05-24 13:01:48
    …nd’s Loch Ness date back 1,500 years, the modern legend of the Loch Ness Monster was boosted when a sighting made the local news on May 2, 1933. The newspaper Inverness Courier related an account of a local couple who claimed to have seen: ^^a…
    …= In History == There are many references to “Nessie” in Scottish history, dating back to around** A.D. 500**. When local Picts carved a strange aquatic creature into standing stones near Loch Ness. The earliest written reference to a mons…
  22. Marmalade — 2016-05-20 09:14:51
    …panish ship took refuge from a storm, in the harbour at Dundee. On board was a consignment of Seville Oranges - which a local grocer decided to purchase. {{Image url="MarmaladeKeiller.jpg" class="right" title="Marmalade Keiller" width="300" }} …
  23. Pneumatic Tyre — 2016-05-12 16:10:13
    …ented this idea on 7 December **1888**, using the word 'pneumatic' for the first time [See below] , in the same year. A local firm, W. Edlin and Co, then agreed to manufacture frames to fit the new tyre; and when, in 1889, a well-known local cyc…
    …96 for £3000. Dunlop had in the meantime moved to Dublin, where he manufactured bicycle frames in collaboration with a local firm, Bowden and Gillies. He died on 24th October 1921. {{Image url="Dunlopplaque.jpg" class="right" width="250" }} {{…
  24. English Bible — 2016-03-26 11:59:47
    …ices were conducted in Latin throughout the Christian world, and translation of the Latin Bible into the vernacular, or local language anyone could understand, was actively discouraged because this eroded control. {{Image url="Tyndale_Monument.…
  25. Cheddar cheese — 2016-03-06 00:40:07
    …nce at least the **12th century**. It does not have //Protected Designation of Origin// but only Cheddar produced from local milk within four counties of south west England may use the name** "West Country Farmhouse Cheddar".** {{Image url="Che…

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