James Watt Way, DA8

Place Name

Industrial heritage. Named in honour of the renowned mechanical engineer and scientist James Watt (January 30, 1736 – August 25, 1819). His 1776 steam engine, which improved upon Thomas Newcomen’s designs from half a century earlier greatly aided the Industrial Revolution. The name was inspired by¬†Easton & Andersons, who made steam engines, and had their works nearby from 1864.


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