Plans to January 2018

The author of this website about Sir John Wolfe Barry is Nick von Behr. I am indebted particularly to research and writing by the late James Sutherland.

I have been populating this website as time permitted until hopefully it is now as complete as I can make it for 22 January 2018, the centenary of John Wolfe Barry’s death.

Originally I wanted to have some kind of commemoration in Westminster Abbey where a window can be found in his honour and his father is interred. I think this is very unlikely to happen. I’m also hoping an English Heritage Blue Plaque may be put up on the house where he died in London, but again this is a slow burner, having applied in December 2015.

Finally, since 2018 is the official UK Year of Engineering and the bicentenary of the Institution of Civil Engineers and the year structural engineer Roma Agrawal is publishing her new book ‘Built’, perhaps other opportunities may arise to get the message out about him to a wider audience.

Author: Nick von Behr

Interested in the history of technology/architecture, STEM education and different cultures

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