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Thomas Newcomen

Famous Sons & Daughters No.8: Thomas Newcomen (1663 - 1729). One of the worlds most important and significant inventors, born in Dartmouth in 1664 Thomas Newcomen invented the world’s first steam engine in 1712. Read more

Local History

The celebrations for the 300th anniversary of Thomas Newcomen’s creation of the first practical steam engine have been hailed as a huge success by organisers. Read more

Festivals & Events

Three hundred years ago a man from Dartmouth invented a machine that changed the world – but virtually no one knows his name. The people of Dartmouth this year are determined to change that. Read more

Thomas Newcomen - the man whose invention helped start the Industrial Revolution is closely connected with Dartmouth. Read more