Sir Basil Mott

Blackfriars Bridge, London
Sir Basil Mott, 1st Baronet (1859-1938) Born in Leicester in 1859, Basil Mott was later educated in Switzerland before returning home to study at the Royal School of Mines (Imperial College London). In 1886 he began working on the City and South London Railway (C&SLR) on the instigation of J. H. Greathead, the great South African engineer whose contribution to the London Underground railway was...