Person    | Male  Born 28/12/1814  Died 31/8/1900

John Bennet Lawes

Entrepreneur and agricultural scientist. Born at Rothamsted, Hertfordshire. He founded an experimental farm that eventually became the Rothamsted Experimental Station, and developed a superphosphate that formed the beginnings of the chemical fertiliser industry. In the 1850s he built the village of Creekmouth in Barking, to house the workers in his nearby chemical factory.

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John Bennet Lawes

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Princess Alice Disaster - mural

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Sir Nicholas Edwin Waterhouse KBE

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Enrique Manuel Aguirre, B.A.

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