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First Baron Aberconway

First Baron Aberconway

Politician. Born Charles Benjamin Bright McLaren in Edinburgh. He began his career in journalism before turning to the law. Elected as an M.P. in 1880. Member of the Privy Council. Became Baron Abe...

Person, Industry, Journalism / Publishing, Law, Politics & Administration, Scotland, Wales

1 memorial

Edward Acheson

Edward Acheson

American chemist, inventor and industrialist. Born Pennsylvania.  Initially worked with Edison. Companies he founded include: Carborundum, Inc., UCar International, and Acheson Industries.  In abou...

Person, Industry, Science, USA

1 memorial

Albion Mills

Albion Mills

Corn mill built by Matthew Boulton, James Watt and John Rennie.  Rennie moved from Scotland to London when invited to work on the construction of these Mills.  Burnt down in 1791 and Spitalfields L...

Building, Food & Drink, Industry

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Peter Dobson Allen

Peter Dobson Allen

Peter Dobson Allen was born on 4 January 1931, the son of Fred Allen (1902-1957) and Ethel Allen née Dobson (1903-1990). His birth was registered in the 1st quarter of 1931 in the Dewsbury registra...

Person, Industry, Politics & Administration, Tragedy

1 memorial

Sir Richard Arkwright

Sir Richard Arkwright

Industrialist and inventor. From Preston. Set up a factory with a newly designed method of cotton-spinning. He worked his employees, including children, very hard and became very rich.

Person, Industry, Science

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