RW Thomson Memorial Fellowship

The Robert William Thomson Memorial Fellowship was formed in 1975 in his hometown, Stonehaven. Thomson (1822-73) invented, among other things, the pneumatic tyre in 1845.

Robert William Thomson was a mechanical genius. He was a prolific inventor and, as a civil engineer, was involved in many diverse projects in his relatively short life.

In 1922, to commemorate the centenary of his birth a bronze plaque was placed at the site of his birth in Market Square, Stonehaven, by the Royal Scottish Automobile Club.

Now, to mark his bi-centenary, Thomson has entered the world of social media.

It is intended that this page will be a platform to share items and information from the Fellowship archive, and my own personal collection, of Thomson related material.

For entry to the Memorial Rally, held annually on the last Sunday of June, please contact Alan Innes on 01569 763951 or email

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