James Brindley: An Illustrated Life of James Brindley, 1716-1772

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Osprey Publishing, 1980 - Biography & Autobiography - 48 pages
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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
In business
The Bridgewater Canal
The Grand Cross
The principal events of Brindleys life

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About the author (1980)

Bradnop near Leek, James Brindley being one of the few men from thearea to achieve more than local fame, it was natural that Harold Bode, headmaster of Bradnop Parochial School, should become interested in this remarkable man. In 1963 a few enthusiasts, icnluding the author, set up the Caldon Canal Committee, now the Caldon Canal Society. In 1968 he started the agitation which led to Brindley Mill Preservation Trust, establish to restore the Leek Mill as a memorial to the great engineer. In 1972, bicentenary of James Brindley's death, harold Bode had the satisfaction of seeing the corn-mill taken over by the Trust and restoration started in earnest.

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