Official Opening of

The Forth Bridge

A page from the Programme for the Forth Bridge Official Opening

Sir John Fowler

See 'Reply' below

Catalogue for the Opening of the Forth Bridge  -  Portrait and Verse

  Thank you to David Gordon for allowing me to photograph his programme

 

The Forth Bridge

The Programme

Here is one of the pages in the program for the Official Opening of the Forth Bridge on March 4, 1890.

This is the cover of the program.

Cover or the programme for the  Official Opening of the Forth Bridge  -  4 March 1890

Please click here to see all the pages in the programme.

Portrait -  Who Is It?

Who is this portrait of?  Like the other two portraits in this programme, it has a wreath around it, in this case of oak leaves.  There are the initials, MW, but no name.  A little research into the heads of the companies responsible for building the bridge might give the answer to this question.

 

Question

Portrait -  Who Is It?

Who is this portrait of?  Like the other two portraits in this programme, it has a wreath around it, in this case of oak leaves.  There are the initials, MW, but no name.  A little research into the heads of the companies responsible for building the bridge might give the answer to this question.

 

Reply

Thank you to David King, railway researcher and webmaster for the Granton HIstory Group web site, who replied:

Sir John Fowler

"May I suggest that this portrait of Sir John Fowler, joint engineer, said to be the most highly paid civil engineer of his day, and also the engineer for the Metropolitan Railway in London and numerous other railways.

More information about Sir John Fowler, and another portrait of him can be found on this Chris Hobbs web site."

David King, Trinity, Edinburgh:  May 9, 2011

 

 

 

 

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