Person    | Male  Born 3/6/1874  Died 13/7/1961

Harry McGowan

Categories: Industry

Countries: Scotland

Born Glasgow. Aged 15 he joined Nobel's Explosives Company and worked his way up to running it. Nobels became part of ICI of which he became Chairman and Managing Director in 1930, following on from Alfred Mond. Died at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington.

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Harry McGowan

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Royal Docks' workers and their families

Royal Docks' workers and their families

During the 126 years of its working life the Royal Docks, the largest enclosed docks in the world, must have employed a huge number of people.

Group, Industry

1 memorial
Frank Pick

Frank Pick

Pioneer of good design for London Transport. Born Lincolnshire. Click on the picture source web site for more information.

Person, Art, Industry

2 memorials
River Lea Watermills

River Lea Watermills

The picture source website is a report on the Archaeology in the Lea Valley prepared in advance of the 2012 Olympics.

Building, Industry

1 memorial
garment and textile industries in the East End

garment and textile industries in the East End

The origins of the East End textile industry can be traced to the 14th century when Flemish artisans set up dye works on the River Lea. In the late 17th century the Huguenots arrived in Spitalfield...

Concept, Commerce, Craft / Design, Industry

4 memorials
Alfred Mond, Baron Melchett

Alfred Mond, Baron Melchett

Born in Lancashire, where his father Ludwig had a factory.  Studied law and then entered his father's business as director.  Liberal and then Conservative MP 1906-28. In 1926 he achieved the merger...

Person, Industry, Politics & Administration

1 memorial