Joseph Dunn blue plaque in Preston

Rev Joseph 'Daddy' Dunn 1746-1827

Due to his pioneering work, this former school was the first building in Preston to be lit by piped gas in 1816.

Rev. Joseph "Daddy" Dunn (1746 - 1827) was an Englishman who was noted for his importing and distribution of gas throughout the United Kingdom, mainly the Preston area. Dunn rapidly changed the whole of Lancashire by transporting coal-gas lighting into the area.

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