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1852 Thomas Evans Blackwell was appointed engineer to the Docks
1855/57 Thomas Howard was appointed first full time engineer
1877 The Avonmouth Docks (the first rivermouth dock at Bristol) was constructed.
1884 Both of these docks were acquired by the City Corporation and administered by the Bristol Docks Committee, later the Port of Bristol Authority
1909 See plan of dockyard in 1909.