Daniel Adamson
(1820-1890)

Died aged c. 70

Daniel Adamson (30 April 1820 – 13 January 1890) was an English engineer who became a successful manufacturer of boilers and was the driving force behind the inception of the Manchester Ship Canal project during the 1880s.

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Commemorated on 3 plaques

Photo of Daniel Adamson blue plaque
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Photo of Daniel Adamson and Manchester Ship Canal blue plaque
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Daniel Adamson

Daniel Adamson (1820-1890) engineer, ironfounder and leading promoter of Manchester Ship Canal lived here.

'The Towers', (Shirley Institute), Manchester, United Kingdom where he lived

Lodge of 'The Towers' Daniel Adamson's home where the historic decision to build Manchester Ship Canal was taken 27 June 1882.

Shirley Institute Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, Manchester, United Kingdom where he lived

Daniel Adamson [full inscription unknown]

Adamson Street, Dukinfield, United Kingdom where he was