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Jackson and Bean

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The partnership of Thomas Jackson and Alfred William Bean, of Danson Park, Welling, Kent.

1840 Jackson and Bean, railway contractors[1]

1843-7 Messrs Jackson and Bean undertook the refurbishment of the Caledonian Canal

1847 Started construction of breakwater on Alderney; they took a large contract for building a breakwater and fortifications on Alderney. This work lasted for 25 years.

1854 Constructed Tyne Dock at Jarrow [2]

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Sources of Information

  1. London Evening Standard - Friday 25 September 1840
  2. The Times, Jan 13, 1885