South Wales Institute of Engineers Educational Trust

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William Menelaus 1818-1882 Engineer and Steel Pioneer

Menelaus The Dowlais Ironworks at Merthyr Tydfil was one of the first to move into steelmaking era by the Bessemer process and William Menelaus was instrumental in this change. Born on 10 March 1818 at East Lothian in Scotland, he was apprenticed with a firm of engineers […]

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