Thomas Telford, the son of a shepherd, was born in Westerkirk, Scotland in 1757.
At the age of 14, he was apprenticed to a stonemason.
He worked for a time in Edinburgh and in 1792, he moved to London.
During his life, Telford built more than 1,000 miles of road, including the main road between London and Holyhead.
This title talks about Telford.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 268 pages
- Publisher: The History Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/06/2007
- Category: Biography: science, technology & engineering
- ISBN: 9780750945769