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Thomas Telford London to Holyhead Road

The debate over the high speed rail link between London and Birmingham, made us think about Thomas Telford, building a slightly controversial high speed road between London and Holyhead in 1819

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Telford’s Menai Straits Bridge 1826

Thomas Telford’s Menai Straits Bridge opened on 30th January 1826. It was the first modern suspension bridge. For some great pictures of the bridge and to read about Robert Stephenson’s rail bridge, follow the link. Related posts:The new London Bridge opened 1831 The old London bridge was a bridge like no other. It was a…

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England & Wales Census 1821

The census of 1821 was the third census to be taken in England and Wales. It took place on 28th May. Most of the census material was destroyed.  

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