George Stephenson 1781-1848 Water Row, Newburn. From 1798 to 1801 George Stephenson was in charge of Robert Hawthorn's new pumping engine at Water Row Pit, where George's father, Robert was a fireman.

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newcastleplaques on Flickr
TonyMo22 on Flickr
Phil Thirkell on Geograph
Nick Harrison on Flickr
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