Samuel Grose –The most scientific Cornish Engineer
Here is a great resource for researching the history of Samuel Grose:
A blow well worth following if you wish to learn more about Samuel Grose.
Why is the engineer forgotten in Somerset?
It is a shame that other sources outside of Cornwall fail to recognise the importance of Samuel Grose. So far I have failed to find any reference to him on websites covering the his birth place Nether Stowey.
All sorts of other past residents are listed, but this important engineer appears forgotten. This seems to repeat the pattern found at Norwich, where John Taylor is ignored. Why does this country chose to ignore its engineers ( unless they are called Brunel), whilst reveling in its poets, artists and priests. Perhaps I explains why we are struggling in so many sectors, in 21st century UK due to the lack of technical skills.