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Thomas Dryden

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of Grimshaw Street Foundry, Preston, Lancs - T. Dryden and Sons

1914 General engineer and millwright. Employees 165. [1]


1918 Obituary [2]

'PRESTON ENGINEER.
DEATH OF MR. THOMAS DRYDEN, J.P.
The death took place to-day, at his residence, 26. Bairstow street, Preston, of Mr. Thomas Dryden, J.P., proprietor of the engineering works bearing his name at Grimshaw-st., Preston. Deceased, who was in his 70th year, was born at Higher Walton. He served his apprenticeship at Messrs. Whittaker’s foundry, Higher Walton, of which his father, Mr. Wm. Dryden, was general manager before starting in business on his own account. Mr. Dryden had been sole proprietor of the concern for 22 years, but though he had been in ill-health for the past three years he attended business until a fortnight ago. He took to his bed three days ago, and, pneumonia supervening, passed away at 7 15 this morning. He leaves a widow, four sons, and four daughters. Three of his sons are associated in the business.
A member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, Mr. Dryden was an authority on cotton mills, whilst he had for many years been consulting engineer for the North and Central Piers. Blackpool, and West End Pier, Morecambe. He was a member of the Lancashire Automobile Club and the Preston Reform Club, hut took no active part in politics. He became justice of the peace for the borough two years ago He was secretary of the Grimshaw street Sunday School for 22 years, and for a like period acted as secretary to the day school managers. Deceased was. a member of the Council of the Harris Institute and one of the original members of the Preston and District Engineering Employers’ Association.
The funeral will take place at Preston Cemetery on Tuesday morning. - > > -v.j or the ordinary business the Borough Police Court this morning.'


1919 Obituary [3]

THOMAS DRYDEN was born at Preston on 9th June 1849.

He served an apprenticeship at Messrs. Whittaker's Foundry, Preston, of which his father was general manager before starting in business on his own account at the Grimshaw Street Foundry.

Mr. Dryden was an authority on cotton mills, and for many years had been consulting engineer for the North and Central Piers, Blackpool, and the West End Pier, Morecambe.

He was appointed a Justice of the Peace for the Borough of Preston in 1916; and he was one of the original members of the Preston and District Engineering Employers' Association.

His death took place in Preston on 6th December 1918, in his seventieth year.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1896.


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