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Humphry Davy: Facts About The Famous Scientist and Inventor

Here are some facts about Humphry Davy. Humphry Davy was born on 17th December 1778 in Penzance, Cornwall. He went to Truro Grammar School. In 1794 his father died and Humprhy Davy was apprenticed to John Bingham Borlase, a surgeon from Penzance. As an apprentice, Humphry became interested chemistry and carried out experiments in John… Continue Reading

Vauxhall Bridge: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about Vauxhall Bridge. The Vauxhall Bridge is a an arch bridge that crosses the River Thames in London, linking Vauxhall and Pimlico. It is made from steel and granite and opened in 1906. Vauxhall Bridge replaced Regent Bridge (later known as Vauxhall Bridge), which was used from 1816 to 1898. When… Continue Reading

River Taff: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about the River Taff. The River Taff is formed at Cefn-coed-y-cymmer in Merthyr Tydfil in Wales at the confluence (meeting point) of the rivers Taf Fechan and Taf Fawr. It flows through Pontypridd, underneath the M4 Motorway and Cardiff. It’s mouth is in Cardiff Bay, close to the mouth of the… Continue Reading

River Tyne: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about the River Tyne. The River Tyne is formed at Warden Rock near Hexham at the confluence (meeting point) of two rivers, the North Tyne (with its source in Kielder, Northumberland) and the South Tyne (with its source in Alston Moor, Cumbria). The river flows through Corbridge, divides Newcastle and Gateshead,… Continue Reading

River Ribble: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about the River Ribble. The River Ribble starts at Ribblehead at the confluence (meeting point) of the Gayle Beck and Cam Beck rivers. Its mouth is between Southport and Lytham St. Annes on the Irish Sea coast. The River Ribble is 121 km in length, and flows through Settle, Clitheroe, Ribchester… Continue Reading

Anne Bonny: Facts About the Famous Pirate

Here are some facts about Anne Bonny. Anne Bonny was born Anne McCormac in the late 1690s in Cork, Ireland. Her father was Mary Brennan, a servant, and her father was William McCormac, Mary’s employer. William McCormac moved to London with his daughter and he started dressing her as boy and calling her Andy. He… Continue Reading