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Sir William Edward Garforth (c1845-1921), mining engineer
c.1845 Born son of William Garforth
1886 William Garforth began experiments on coal dust explosions in mines in the Altofts Colliery
1906 The Royal Commission on Mines provided an experimental gallery at Altofts Colliery; Garforth was put in charge of the researches.
1916 Sir William Garforth was president of the Institution of Mining Engineers
1921 Obituary