Reference NumberP/BAI
TitlePapers relating to the estate of Robert Baillie, shipbuilder, in Poplar and Upton, West Ham, Essex
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AdminHistoryRobert Baillie co-founded the engineering and shipbuilding company, Westwood, Baillie and Co, in 1856 with Joseph Westwood. The company was based at London Yard, in Cubitt Town, Poplar and mostly produced iron and steel work for bridges. In 1887 the company made the girders for the Lansdowne Bridge over the Indus River, then the longest rigid girder bridge in the world. Other work included a Railway Footbridge at Romford Railway Station and the 1879 swing bridges over the Royal Albert Docks.
The company closed down in 1893 and in 1895, Baillie was declared bancrupt.
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