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Trevithick's Steam Engine

Duration: 03:42

Eddie Butler describes the trial run of Richard Trevithick,s steam engine on February 21st, 1804 at Penydarren, Merthyr Tydfil and the invention of the steam whistle by Adrian Stevens in 1833 at the Dowlais steel works.

Available since: Tue 26 Mar 2013

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Wales and the History of the World Firsts

1/4 Eddie Butler takes a look at some Welsh firsts on land, at sea and in space.

First broadcast: 03 Mar 2010

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