Birmingham legend to be honoured in Westminster Abbey

Statue memorial on Broad Street, Birmingham Credit: ITV News Central

An 18th century Birmingham-born entrepreneur who helped lay the foundations for Britain's Industrial Revolution is to be honoured by a memorial in Westminster Abbey.

Matthew Boulton is best known for producing state of the art steam engines in the eighteenth century.

He died in 1809.

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B'ham entrepreneur honoured

Matthew Boulton – the 18th century entrepreneur who helped lay the foundations for Britain's Industrial Revolution – is to be honoured with a memorial in Westminster Abbey.