History: The Royal Albert Bridge - Who were Willcocks and Brereton?

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Join us for a fascinating short talk delivered by guest speaker Gloria Dixon, Bridging the Tamar Visitor Centre Volunteer This course is delivered on Zoom so you can enjoy learning from the comfort of your desk or at home over your lunch break. James Willcocks was the Plymouth stone mason responsible for the piers on the viaduct at Ivybridge and construction of the Royal Albert Bridge land spans. Robert Pearson Brereton was Brunel’s right-hand man who oversaw much of the construction of the Royal Albert Bridge.

Course aim

Are you looking for something interesting to do during your lunch break? Why not join us on one of our free bite sized lunchtime lectures. Offered by the WEA in partnership with the Bridging the Tamar Visitor and Learning Centre in Plymouth.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Discuss the team that assisting Brunel in building the Royal Albert Bridge.
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How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

no resources needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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History: The Royal Albert Bridge - Who were Willcocks and Brereton?

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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