Whitworth? Precisely

Arguably one of the greatest mechanical engineers of the late Industrial Revolution, was born in Stockport in 1803 to a congregational minister. Sir Joseph was developing his knowledge of machinery and engineering during an age of great technological advancements, alongside his renowned civil engineering contemporaries, Isambard Kingdom Brunel and George Stephenson. One great innovation of Continue Reading

When bankers were good

At the turn of the nineteenth century when the Industrial Revolution was transforming Britain’s economy, manufacturing and commercial enterprises needed credit and investment; hence the proliferation of financial institutions across the country. Lloyds and Barclays were but a few of the banking giants that began in the nineteenth century and still exist to this day. Continue Reading