ONE of Victorian Britain's greatest engineers has been honoured.
A plaque has been unveiled at the childhood home of Thomas Harrison, in Whitburn, South Tyneside Whitburn is a village on the coast of North East England, in South Tyneside between Seaburn and Marsden. Etymology
This Whitburn has a different origin to the one in Lothian: it means "white barn or house " from Old English hwit "white" and bere-ærn , to mark the 200th anniversary of his birth.
The Institution of Civil Engineers Founded on 2 January 1818, the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) is an independent professional association, based in central London, representing civil engineers. Like its early membership, the majority of its current members are British engineers, but it also has members in North East came together with South Tyneside Council, Whitburn Local History Group, North Eastern Railway Association and the present owners of the house, Keith and Audrey Wickham, to unveil the plaque.
Harrison was a colleague and close friend of Robert Stephen-son. In the latter part of the 19th Century he was engineer-in-chief to the North Eastern Railway.