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Plaque honour.

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, to mark the 200th anniversary of his birth.

The Institution of Civil Engineers 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.
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Sep 13, 2008
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