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Victor Blagden

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Victor Blagden (1867-1960) of Blagden Industries

1867 Born in Islington son of William George Blagden

1895 Married Mary Alwine Theresa Simon in Camberwell.

Victor Blagden grew his father's company substantially. He was also instrumental in setting up the British Chemical and Dyestuff Traders Association, later known as the British Chemical Distributors and Traders Association and now the Chemical Business Association.

1901 Victor Blagden 33, chemical merchant, employer, in Eastbourne with Mary A T Blagden, 29 Gladys F A Blagden 5, Cecil F V Blagden 1[1]

1911 Living in 59 Queens Gate, Brompton, Part of Onslow Square, South Kensington: Victor Blagden (age 44 born London), Chemical merchant, Employer. With his wife and two children, and various servants.[2]

1921 Established Victor Blagden and Co, initially to recondition steel drums. Later the company became one of the largest UK manufacturers of steel drums.

1939 Victor Blagden, merchant manufacturer, lived in Godstone with Mary Blagden[3]

1960 Died in London

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Sources of Information

  1. 1901 census
  2. 1911 Census
  3. 1939 register