Richard Roberts, scientist with a Welsh connection!
Richard RobertsTextile machinery, railway locomotives and other industrial inventions.
Connection: Born Llanymynech, 1789.
Roberts was a phenomenon who took out around twenty-five patents encompassing over a hundred inventions and was the greatest mechanical genius of the 1800's. Really Neil! Yes really Cymro. His ideas were used and appropriated by the great engineers of the day.