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Axon, John (1900–1957), railwayman, was born on 4 December 1900 at 38 Providence Street, Heaton Norris, Stockport, Lancashire, the fourth of the six children (four daughters and two sons) of William Henry Axon (b. 1869/70), a renderer and later an electric wireman, and ...

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Betts, Edward Ladd (1815–1872), railway contractor, was born on 5 June 1815 at Buckland, near Dover, the eldest son of William Betts (d. 1867), contractor's agent, of Sandown, Kent, and his first wife, Elizabeth Hayward, daughter of Edward Ladd of Buckland. Betts...

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Dargan, William (1799–1867), railway contractor, was born at Crossleigh, Queen's county, on 28 February 1799, the son of Patrick Dargan (1755/6–1833), a tenant farmer, and his wife, Elizabeth (1770/71–1813). He had at least three brothers and three sisters who survived to adulthood. After attending a school at ...

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Deakin, Joseph Thomas (1858–1937), railway worker and socialist, was born at Wednesbury, Staffordshire, on 11 August 1858, the son of Charles Deakin, a blacksmith, and his wife, Maria, née Middleton, the daughter of a labourer. He was educated at Old Park British School, Wednesbury...

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Firbank, Joseph (1819–1886), railway contractor, was born at Bishop Auckland on the south-western edge of the north-east coalfield, the son of Ralph Firbank (1788–1866), a Durham miner, and his wife, Barbara, née Thompson (1790–1874). At the age of seven he was sent to work in a colliery, and attended a night school. In 1833 he obtained employment on the permanent way, and in 1841 secured a sub-contract in connection with the ...

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Garcke, Emile Oscar (1856–1930), company director and constructor of electric tramways, was born in Saxony. He came early to Britain, and was naturalized on 17 March 1880, but details of his early background and education have not survived. Their outcome was to provide him with a grasp of the commercial potential of electrical power, and his single-minded application to business enabled him to become the prime mover in the establishment of the ...

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Harford, Edward (1837/8–1898), railwayman and trade unionist, was born in Bristol on 21 March 1837 or 1838, the son of Edward Harford, a policeman. When he was five years old the family moved to Tiverton in Devon and Edward was educated until the age of fourteen at the ...

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Hoole, William [Bill] (1894–1979), railway engine driver, was born on 27 July 1894 at 69 Kew Street, St Martin's, Liverpool, the second eldest in the family of seven of William Hoole (d. early 1930s), greengrocer and later a miner, and his wife, ...

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Sir (Samuel) Morton Peto, first baronet (1809–1889) by Camille Silvy, 1861 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Peto, Sir (Samuel) Morton, first baronet (1809–1889), contractor for railways and public works, was born on 4 August 1809 at Whitmoor House, Woking, Surrey, the eldest son of William Peto (d. 1849) of Cookham, Berkshire, farmer, and his wife, Sophia, daughter of ...