Featured Destination

March 2020: West Norfolk

Welcome to West Norfolk, a truly special place of unspoilt charm and natural beauty, where tranquillity and relaxation are the order of the day.

Set against ...More
More Uk destinations

Samuel Cunliffe Lister
- Favourite Briton.

Born in Bradford, West Yorkshire
Born on 1st of January 1815
Died on 2nd of February 1906

Born 1815. Died 1906 - English inventor.

Worked on improving textile machinery, invented the wool-comber in 1845. Developed machine to spin waste silk, making him a fortune. Other inventions included a swivel shuttle, a velvet loom and a compressed air brake for railways. Generous benefactor, presented Bradford with Lister Park.

internal link Ancestral Home

More famous Britons here

Contributors: Do you have a site related to Samuel Cunliffe Lister?
Supply some content for this page and we will gladly add a link to your site. Email here.

4781 views since 1st February 2007

Brit Quote:
The finest landscape is improved by a good Pub in the foreground - Samuel Johnson
More Quotes

On this day:
Anti Vietnam Protest at American Embassy - 1966, Death of a Rolling Stone - 1969, Branson Crosses Atlantic in Hot-Air Balloon - 1987, Parliament Returns Stone of Scone - 1996
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages