James Watt was an engineer who made the Age of Steam possible by making steam engines work more efficiently. This development was vital to Manchester as an emerging industrial centre. After his death his name was given to the unit of electrical energy.
On pedestal: WATT
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Watt’s monument can be found in Piccadilly Gardens.
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