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c.1792 Born in Pendoyllne, Glamorgan
1830 Henry Richardson of Bala invented the tubular lifeboat, having had the idea from observation of a wreck at Weymouth, and an examination of Blanchard's cylindrical air pontoon as used by the Royal Engineers in bridges and rafts
1831 Three of his boats were built
1861 Henry and Caroline Richardson lived in Bala