Engineer’s epitaph

Resource Type: Image | Posted on 31st October 2011 by Liam Physick

One of the images donated to Metal by Eric Shenton. This is a headstone from Newton Church, describing Peers Naylor, an engineer who died on 10th December 1842, at the age of 29. Though the epitaph does not say so, it is very possible that Naylor was involved in building the Liverpool and Manchester Railway: this is suggested by the carving of a locomotive at the top of the stone

Engineer’s epitaph

Tagged under: liverpool and manchester railway, eric shenton, epitaph, headstone, peers naylor

Categorised under: The Station & Railway Pioneers

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