Britain's Industrial Revolution

Can you name these places, people or things associated with Britain's age of rapid industrial growth in the 18th and 19th centuries. This began with the start of the First Industrial Revolution around 1760 and went through to the end of the Second Industrial Revolution at the outbreak of World War One. During this period, new inventions and innovations resulted in huge developments in manufacturing processes, great expansion of the canal and railway networks and massive social change for the population.
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Last updated: June 16, 2022
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Nickname given to Manchester dues to its importance in the textile industry
Scottish engineer who significantly improved the efficiency of the steam engine
James Watt
County in which the world's first iron bridge was constructed in 1781
Engineer of the Great Western Railway and the SS Great Britain
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Legal bodies established to improve and maintain roads though toll collection
Turnpike Trusts
Cornish chemist and inventor of a miner's safety lamp
Humphry Davy
Textile for which the town of Macclesfield became well known
Widely considered as the 'Father of Railways'
George Stephenson
Inventor and namesake of a steel making process
Henry Bessemer
Mining and burning of this fossil fuel helped to drive the industrial revolution
Britain's first major canal, opened to transport the above mineral to Manchester
Bridgewater Canal
Two places connected in 1830 by the world's first inter-city railway
Winner of the 1829 Rainhill trials, held to choose a locomotive for the above railway
Pioneering canal engineer, who worked on more than 300 canals
James Brindley
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