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Herbert Pilkington

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Herbert Pilkington (1864-1916), works manager of Sheepbridge Coal and Iron Co

1917 Obituary [1]

HERBERT PILKINGTON was born at Pilkington, near Radcliffe, Manchester, on 23rd October 1864.

He received his education at Owens College, Manchester, and then became furnace manager of the Outwood Coal and Iron Co., Ltd., near Manchester.

From there he went to Messrs. W. Roberts and Co., Tipton, as works manager, and subsequently to the Midland Coal and Iron Co.'s Works at Newcastle, Staffordshire.

After a further term with the Wellingborough Iron Co., Ltd., he received the appointment of works manager under the Sheepbridge Coal and Iron Co., Ltd., Chesterfield, with whom he retained that position until his death, a period of nineteen years.

In local affairs he was for many years a member of the Whittington and Newbold Urban District Council, of which he was Chairman at the time of his death, which took place at Chesterfield on 24th November 1916, at the age of fifty-two.

He became a Graduate of this Institution in 1888, and a Member in 1890.

He had been President of the South Staffordshire Iron and Steel Institute for two years, and President of the British Foundrymen's Association.

1917 Obituary [2]

1917 Obituary.[3]

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