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SCOTTISH INDUSTRIAL HISTORY - University of Glasgow

Scottish Industrial History is published jointly by the Scottish Society for Industrial Archaeology, the Scottish Society for the Preservation of Historical Machinery and the Business Archives Council of Scotland. Details of membership of these organisations may be had from the ... Although coal mining in Fife dates from the thirteenth century ...

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List of Famous Engineers - Biographies, Timelines, Trivia ...

Mechanical engineers comprise the broadest category of engineers and include manufacturing engineers, aerospace engineers, and acoustical engineers. There may be several types of engineers, but all engineers have one thing in common—they work to make our lives better by problem solving and designing new gadgets, processes and structures.

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Mini Biographies of Scots and Scots Descendants - The ...

The earliest owners derived their wealth from the local wool, farming and coal mining industries. Robert de Quincy, the first recorded owner, was descended from Norman knights. In the twelfth century he was an important member of the court circle of the Scottish King William I (The Lion).

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Harry Lauder - Wikipedia

10 years a miner. In 1884, Lauder's uncle, Alexander, found Harry employment at Eddlewood Colliery, paying ten shillings per week; where he remained at work for a decade. On 8 January 1910, the Glasgow Evening Times reported that Lauder had told the New York World that, during his mining career: . I was entombed once for 6 long hours.

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Mini Biographies of Scots and Scots Descendants - The ...

The earliest owners derived their wealth from the local wool, farming and coal mining industries. Robert de Quincy, the first recorded owner, was descended from Norman knights. In the twelfth century he was an important member of the court circle of the Scottish King William I (The Lion).

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Basil Rathbone - Biography - IMDb

The Rathbones escaped to England, where Basil and his two younger siblings, Beatrice and John, were raised. Their mother, Anna Barbara (George), was a violinist, who was born in Grahamstown, South Africa, of British parents, and their father, Edgar Philip Rathbone, was a mining .

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James Watt Biography | Biography Online

James Watt (1736–1819) was a Scottish inventor, mechanical engineer and chemist. He is famous for developing a separate condensing chamber for the steam engine. This invention greatly improved the efficiency of the steam engine and played a considerable role in advancing the role of steam engines in the Industrial Revolution.

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National Mining Museum

Welcome to National Mining Museum Scotland, a 5 Star visitor attraction and winner of the Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions "Best Visitor Experience" Award in 2009 and 2013. The museum provides a great day out for all ages!

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Mini Biographies of Scots and Scots Descendants ...

In 1867, a Scot, named Alexander McDonald, visited the mining village, by that time named Braidwood in honor of "Jimmie". McDonald reported in the Glasgow "Sentinel" that he had been greeted in Braidwood, Illinois by 500 miners, almost all of whom were former Scottish miners.

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The Scots | Nova Scotia Archives

After 1840, Scottish emigration to Nova Scotia virtually ceased and did not resume until the late 1800s, when many Lowland Scots coalminers came to work in newly-established mining towns such as New Glasgow, Inverness, and Sydney Mines. They spoke English and Lowland Scots dialect, and were quickly absorbed into the prevailing culture.

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Collections Trust Biographies | National Mining Museum

These include a book entitled, 'Scottish Collieries', which is an account of the growth and decline of Scotland's coal mining industry in the last decades of the 20th century and was published in 2006 in partnership with then Scottish Mining Museum.

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Holytown - Wikipedia

The population of Holytown is approximately 5483 (2001 Census), divided between the four main population areas.The town is approximately 422 hectares (2001 Census) in size. There are around 5-6 public houses ("pubs") and two primary schools as well as two main places of worship.

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Biography of John Hailey

Of Scottish ancestry, his grandfather, Philip Hailey, and his ... and mining. Hailey was elected mayor of Boise, Idaho Territory, in 1871 but never took office. Hailey was elected as a Delegate to the Forty-third Congress. He ... Help us build the largest biographies collection on the web! Add a New Bio. Born Aug 29, 1835 Smith County Children.

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Jane Hyslop » Biography

Scottish Mining Museum. Tankerness Museum, Kirkwall. Nuffield College, Oxford. Deutsche Bank. University of West England. Winchester School of Art. Royal Scottish Academy Archive . SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS. 2006 Birgit Skiold Memorial Trust Award, London Artists' Book Fair, ICA. 1997 Latimer Award, Royal Scottish Academy, Annual Exhibition. 1990

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Brief Biographies of Major Mechanical Engineers - Steamindex

Biography by George W. Carpenter revised by Mike Chrimes in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Burstall, Timothy 1776-1860. Built Perseverance for Rainhill trials, but locomotive damaged in transit . Sekon's Evolution of the steam locomotive (p. 37) notes that Burstall of Edinburgh (Lowe states Leith) was a manufacturer of steam road coaches.

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Biography of John Hailey

Of Scottish ancestry, his grandfather, Philip Hailey, and his ... and mining. Hailey was elected mayor of Boise, Idaho Territory, in 1871 but never took office. Hailey was elected as a Delegate to the Forty-third Congress. He ... Help us build the largest biographies collection on the web! Add a New Bio. Born Aug 29, 1835 Smith County Children.

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Biographies - Museum of the Scottish Shale Oil Industry

Biographies Sir George Thomas Beilby ... (1882-1966) Robert Crichton, a former mining engineer, became the first General Mining Manager of the newly formed Scottish Oils Ltd in 1919. He was also General Manager and a member of the Board before becoming Managing Director in 1941.

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Biographies - Scottish Mining Website

From 1888 to 1800 he was president of the Mining Institute of Scotland. A member of the Westbourne United Free Church, Glasgow, he took a deep interest in Church matters and also in work among children. He was president of the Scottish Society for the Humane Treatment of Pit Ponies. [Scotsman 23 November 1909] Coal & Iron Owners

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Biographies | eHISTORY

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Robert Louis Stevenson Biography - life, family, childhood ...

Robert Louis Stevenson was born on November 13, 1850, in Edinburgh, Scotland, the son of a noted lighthouse builder and harbor engineer. Though healthy at birth, Stevenson soon became a victim of constant breathing problems that later developed into .

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