Basil Mott was born in Leicester, England back in 1859. He attended the International School in Switzerland and at the Royal School of Mines. After graduation, he found work as a mining engineer with the Neston Colliery Co. in Cheshire. In 1886, he joined the staff at the City & South London Railway, his employment there influenced the remaining 40 years of his life.
In 1902, he formed a partnership for David Hay. They worked on extending the Central London Railway, the building of escalators and the construction of two bridges.
In 1922, he started on something that he is still in the history book for Great Britain. That one kept him busy for 12 years. In 1932, he became a Fellow of the Royal Society, which is truly a rare honor for a civil engineer. Sadly, he died 6 years later.
What you may not know about Basil is that he is responsible for the building of the Mersey Tunnel, it opened on July 18, 1934 and is still the largest tunnel in Great Britain.
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