Person    | Male  Born 1/2/1843  Died 28/6/1928

Sir John Isaac Thornycroft

Categories: Benefactor, Engineering

Civil engineer. Son of Thomas and Mary Thornycroft. Born Rome. Studied and began work in Glasgow.  Then studied at the Royal School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at South Kensington, while at the same time establishing a shipyard at Chiswick, financially assisted by his parents. Eventually the business was taken over by his eldest son who moved it to Southampton. Thornycroft went in semi-retirement to the Isle of Wight where he worked on surface-skimming hull designs that were used in WW1. His eldest daughter had been one of the first women to become a member of the Naval School and she assisted him with this work. He died on the Isle of Wight.

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Sir John Isaac Thornycroft

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Boadicea/Boudicca/Boudica

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C. F. K.

C. F. K.

Could this be? No, surely not. Could it be.... Charles Foster Kane?Funded the erection of a water trough shortly after 1901.

Person, Benefactor

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Sir Samuel Morton Peto

Sir Samuel Morton Peto

Born Woking. Started life as an apprentice brick-layer. MP and extremely wealthy construction entrepreneur.  Often called Morton Peto. Father of Harold. In 1853 Peto bought the Regent's Park Diora...

Person, Benefactor, Politics & Administration

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Harndale Group

Harndale Group

Harndale Shipmanagement Services Limited was one of several companies formed by Keshava Raghuveer and Harini Raghuveer. It was incorporated on 31 January1984 with a company registration number of 0...

Group, Benefactor, Commerce, Transport

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