Hartley, Sir Frank
- M. P. Earles
Hartley, Sir Frank (1911–1997), pharmacist, was born on 5 January 1911 in Nelson, Lancashire, the son of Robinson King Hartley (d. c.1916), a plumber, and his wife, Mary, née Holt. He attended Nelson municipal secondary school and in 1926 obtained the northern universities' school certificate. His ambition was to be a schoolteacher but his bursary from the county council was withdrawn when it was discovered that he was deaf in one ear. On the advice of his physics teacher he entered pharmacy and served a three-year apprenticeship with ...