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Airey, Thomas, engineer

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Thomas Airey was the resident engineer to Clifton Suspension Bridge during its construction, 1861-1864, and worked as a consultant engineer for the bridge in the years afterwards, at which point he appears to be living and working in Germany.

Armstrong, William

  • Person
  • fl. 1780 - 1858

William Armstrong was born in Perenwood, Northumberland in c.1780. In 1824 he became resident engineer to the Thames Tunnel, recommended by Bryan Donkin and John Rennie. He resigned through ill-health in 1826 and was described as being ‘of Bristol’ in the Worcester Journal. Colvin lists him as an architect and civil engineer in Bristol and he became a building surveyor there from 1836 until his death in 1858.

Bark, Cyrus Voss (d.1913)

  • Person
  • d. 1913

In an 1892 directory Bark advertised himself as an "Engineering and landscape photographer."

Barnes, George William

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George William Barnes and Thomas Stevens produced their own guidebook to the bridge and paid a license to the Clifton Suspension Bridge Company to sell items from a wooden souvenirs kiosk located by the Clifton tower on the bridge from 1931 to 1939.

Beattie, John (1820 - 1883)

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  • 1820 - 1883

Born in Scotland, John Beattie was a travelling photographer and lecturer in phrenology and electricity who settled in Bristol in the 1850s. Throughout the 1860s until 1868 he ran a photographic business with Cyrus Voss Bark (d.1913). In the 1861 census he was recorded as an "artisitic photographer" working at 25 The Triangle, Bristol. John Beattie paid a license to the Clifton Suspension Bridge Company to sell photographs and stationary from a wooden souvenirs kiosk located by the Clifton tower on the bridge from 1866 to 1875.

Bedford, Francis (1815 -1894), photographer

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  • 1815 - 1894

Francis Bedford initially worked as an artist and lithographer before taking up photography in 1853. He received several Royal commissions and was the first photographer to be appointed on a Royal Tour in 1862. From the late 1850s onwards he produced numerous stereoscopic photographs which documented important sites from across Britain. These were popular and sold in their thousands. Sometimes his wife and two sons feature in his topographical photographs.

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