23 July 2013

James Prescott Joule in Sale, Greater Manchester

James Prescott Joule (1818–89) was born in Salford and died in Sale. He came from a brewing family and distinguished himself as a physicist, with the unit of energy, the joule, being named after him.

From the 1870s Joule lived at 12 Wardle Road, Sale, where he died on 11 October 1889.

I must work the works of
him that sent me, while it is day:
the night cometh, when no man can work. S. JOHN, IX. 4
D.C.L., LL.D., FRS.
Born Christmas Eve, 1818.
Dies 11th Coctober, 1889.
Also of
Sister of the above
Born 18th January, 1823.
Died 19th May, 1893.
"Thy will be done."'
An interpretation panel in Worthington Park describes the significance of 772.55 as '[Joule's] 1878 determination of the weight in pounds that could be lifted one foot by the same amount of energy required to heat one pound of water by one degree'.

This memorial to Joule in Worthington Park, Sale, is by John Cassidy and was unveiled in 1905.

The J. P. Joule, a Wetherspoon pub in Northenden Road, Sale.

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