Lucas and Aird

Lucas and Aird was a major civil engineering business operating in the 19th century.


The business was formed as a joint venture between Lucas Brothers and John Aird & Co. in 1870.[1] The joint venture was dissolved in 1896.[1][2][3]

Major projects

Major projects carried out by the firm included:


  1. "Portraits by the friend of Sherlock Holmes discovered in the City of Westminster" (PDF). Westminster Council. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
  2. "Lucas and Aird". Grace's Guide. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
  3. "No. 26800". The London Gazette. 4 December 1896. p. 7184.
  4. "Royal Albert Dock". Port Cities. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  5. "South Cave". Disused Stations. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  6. Hill R., Hill R.H., “Sudan Notes and Records” Vol. 20, No. 1, publ. 1937, University of Khartoum, p.110.
  7. "Tilbury Dock". Port Cities. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  8. "Blackfriars Railway Bridge". Where Thames Smooth Waters Glide. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
  9. The Story of the West Highland, published by the London and North Eastern Railway, 1944 (written anonymously by George Dow)
  10. Maggs, Colin (2011). The Branch Lines of Devon Exeter, South, Central & East Devon. Amberley Publishing. ISBN 978-1848683501.
  11. "Inquests". Western Morning News. 13 January 1896. John Barwell, engine driver, in the employ of Lucas and Aird, who are constructing the railway to Yealmpton...Deceased had been in the employ of Lucas and Aird for about five months.
  12. "Yealmpton Branch". Old Plymouth. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
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