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Thomas Waddington

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Thomas Waddington (1825-1869)

1856 of New Dock Iron Works, Leeds - Bray, Waddington and Co


1870 Obituary [1]

THOMAS WADDINGTON was born on 11th December 1825 at Bradford, Yorkshire, where his father was for many years an engineer and millwright at the Union Foundry, and one of the makers of wheels and axles for the first rolling stock used on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. After assisting his father for some years, he and his brother commenced the manufacture of all kinds of railway plant at the New Dock Works, Leeds, under the firm of Messrs. Bray, Waddington and Co.

He died after a brief illness on 6th January 1869 at the age of forty-three.

He became a Member of the Institution in 1856.



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