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Many people have heard of John Wilkinson, Brymbo’s foremost industrialist. Some might also have heard of Henry Robertson, the Scottish engineer who took over the faltering ironworks in the nineteenth century and put it on a firmer commercial footing. Less often mentioned is another man with a long-lasting link to the local industries – and to the first credible plan for a Channel Tunnel, a plan that came extremely close to being carried out some 120 years ago. This was the mining and civil engineer William Low, who worked in Brymbo for many years.
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