John Gilbert and James Brindley black plaque in Worsley
Worsley The Bridgewater Canal, Completed between 1959 and 1800, was planned and constructed by Francis Egerton 1736-1803 [3rd Duke of Bridgewater] John Gilbert 1724-1795 James Brindley 1716-1772 and many unknown workers. It began the Transport Revolution and so was of major importance in the industrialisation of Britain.
James Brindley (1716 – 27 September 1772) was an English engineer. He was born in Tunstead, Derbyshire, and lived much of his life in Leek, Staffordshire, becoming one of the most notable engineers of the 18th century.