The Boy that Built a Bridge: and Other Cleveland Tales
Engineering, Engineers, Creativity, Industry
Describes the life of Thomas Ferris, a 'poor orphan lad of Glaisdale' who never forgot his early difficulties of working in a part of the Dales that was frequently subjected to floods. Emphasises that he later fulfilled his ambition of building a bridge—"The Beggar's Bridge"— in Glaisdale, and that he exemplifies one of the 'self-made men, who in adverse circumstances, by their own strong will, patience, and perseverance, have conquered obstacles and won prizes in life'. (730) Later notes the foundation of the iron industry in Cleveland.
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