SD8010 : A Tribute To Robert Whitehead

taken 10 years ago, near to Fishpool, Bury, Great Britain

A Tribute To Robert Whitehead
A Tribute To Robert Whitehead
Robert Whitehead (January 3, 1823 November 14, 1905) was an English engineer born in Lancashire and this monument in his honour stands in a small park next to Bury Town Hall.
In 1866 he developed the first self-propelled torpedo and thus introduced the world to a weapon that almost changed the course of history during both World Wars LinkExternal link
In 1912, Robert Whitehead's great grand-daughter, Frances, met and married a submarine commander - Captain Von Trapp (of The Sound Of Music fame).
The clock tower in the background is SD8010 : Whitehead Clock Tower, Bury
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Thursday, 28 June, 2007   (more nearby)
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Friday, 29 June, 2007
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Monument > Monument   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 802 103 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:35.3558N 2:18.0172W
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