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James Brindley, the pioneer

             
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  The Duke appointed James Brindley (1716 - 1772), a millwright, as his consultant engineer, to work with his estate manager John Gilbert (1724-1795). Brindley was poorly educated. He had gained a reputation for finding solutions to problems. He went on to be Britain's most famous canal engineer and to build many miles of canal and long tunnels. Picture of James Brindley, canal engineer
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