Person    | Male  Born 1878 

Victor Hugo Watson

Victor Hugo Watson

Born near the Kennington Oval but his family returned to Yorkshire when he was very young and he saw himself as a Yorkshireman. In 1908 he joined Waddingtons, a printing firm which developed a specialism in playing cards and in the '30s moved into jigsaws for which there was a craze. Was responsible for acquiring the rights to Monopoly.

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Victor Hugo Watson

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Co-op bank - Monoploy

Victor and Marjorie came to London from Leeds specifically to select names fo...

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William Burdett-Coutts

William Burdett-Coutts

Born of British stock in America as William Lehman Ashmead-Bartlett. On his father's death the family moved to England in 1852. In 'The Story of Holly Lodge' by Margaret Downing, March 2009, we le...

Person, Philanthropy, Politics & Administration, USA

1 memorial
Thomas Layton

Thomas Layton

Councillor for over 50 years and was Chairman of the Brentford Local Board from 1876 and first Chairman of the Brentford Urban District Council in 1894. FSA, Chairman Brentford Library Committee. ...

Person, Museums / Libraries, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
William A. O'Neil

William A. O'Neil

Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organisation in September 2001.

Person, Politics & Administration

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Thomas Grenville

Thomas Grenville

Bibliophile and politician. He was commissioned briefly in the Coldstream Guards, and served as a member of parliament from 1780 to 1810. He started collecting books from an early age, and by his d...

Person, Armed Forces, Museums / Libraries, Politics & Administration

1 memorial