James Brindley: An Illustrated Life of James Brindley, 1716-1772
Born in a remote part of Britain, James Brindley received little or no education. Yet he rose to be consulted and admired by the highest in the land. His first achievements were in harnessing wind and water to grind corn, to grind flints needed in the pottery industry, and to drain mines. This book looks at his life and work.
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Early life 17161752
The Bridgewater Canal
The Grand Cross
The principal events of Brindleys life
Anne Henshall arch Barton Aqueduct Birmingham boats bridge Bridgewater Canal Brindley built Brindley had already Brindley Mill Brindley surveyed Brindley's brook Burslem Caldon Canal clay Clifton Colliery coal completed Coventry Canal Derbyshire draining Duke of Bridgewater Duke's Earl Gower embankment estates Etruria Fradley Junction Froghall Goldenhill colliery Grand Cross scheme Grand Trunk Canal Harecastle Hill Harecastle Tunnel Hugh Henshall James Brindley John Gilbert John Heathcote Josiah Wedgwood later Leeds and Liverpool Leek Liverpool Canal locks London Macclesfield married miles long Newchapel opened Oxford Canal paper-mill Potteries pumps Ringley Fold river Irwell river Medlock river Mersey river Weaver Runcorn Samuel Simcock September 1772 Severn shaft St Helens Canal Staffordshire Staffordshire and Worcestershire steam engine Stoke-on-Trent stone Thames third Duke Thomas Gilbert Trent and Mersey Trentham Turnhurst water-wheel weir wheel Wildboarclough Wilden Ferry windmill Wolverhampton Worcestershire Canal workshop in Burslem Worsley Worsley Canal Worsley to Manchester yards long