Thomas Parker Commemoration

Thomas Parker was a modest man who never sought acclaim. He was happy to be involved in large projects and see others take the credit. The intellectual challenge, and the achievement of successfully completing a project, were rewards in their own right. Because of this he never became a household name, even though his achievements were fully acknowledged by some of the leading engineers and scientists of the day.

He has almost been forgotten, but this is about to change. The life and achievements of Thomas Parker are being commemorated in the centenary year of his death. This is thanks to the efforts of Andy Rose, Regeneration Officer for Madeley Town Council, and members of the Thomas Parker Working Group, which Andy founded.

View the Thomas Parker Exhibition that was held at the Footprint Gallery, Tile Museum, Jackfield in July and August 2015.
View photographs from the Thomas Parker Day that was held at the Valley Hotel in Ironbridge on 10th October, 2015.

Return to
Return to the beginning Proceed to
Inventive Genius