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Aspdin, Joseph (bap. 1778, d. 1855), cement maker, was baptized on 25 December 1778 in Hunslet, Leeds, the eldest in the family of five sons and one daughter of Thomas Aspdin, bricklayer of Hunslet, and his wife, Mary. Aspdin followed his father's trade of bricklayer and builder at ...

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Isaac Charles Johnson (1811–1911) by unknown photographer, 1911 [reading letter from King congratulating Johnson on reaching 100th year] © reserved

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Johnson, Isaac Charles (1811–1911), cement manufacturer, was born at Vauxhall on 28 January 1811, the second but only surviving child of Isaac Johnson, a cement works labourer, who worked for Francis and White & Co. at Nine Elms, Vauxhall, Surrey, and his wife, ...

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Mouchel, Louis Gustave [formerly Gustave-Louis] (1852–1908), promoter of ferroconcrete, was born on 11 January 1852 at 56 rue Corne de Cerf, Cherbourg, third of the four children of Louis Mouchel, wig maker, and his wife, Felicité Duchemin. He had three sisters. Mouchel...

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Pountain, Sir Eric John (1933–2003), industrialist, was born on 5 August 1933 at 10 Chestall Road, Cannock Wood, Staffordshire, the son of Horace Pountain, a waterman at the local waterworks, and later a builder, and his wife, Elsie May, née Lloyd. He left ...

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Henry Young Darracott Scott (1822–1883) by unknown engraver, pubd 1883 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Scott, Henry Young Darracott (1822–1883), inventor of selenitic cement and military engineer, second son of Edward Scott, a quarry owner, was born at Plymouth, Devon, on 2 January 1822. He was educated privately and entered the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, in 1838. Commissioned as second lieutenant in 1840, early the next year ...

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Stewart, Sir (Percy) Malcolm, first baronet (1872–1951), brick and cement manufacturer, was born at Hastings on 9 May 1872, the fifth of the eight children of Sir Halley Stewart (1838–1937), oil cake and brick manufacturer, and his wife, Jane Elizabeth Atkinson (1833/4–1924). His grandfather the ...

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Sir (Percy) Malcolm Stewart, first baronet (1872–1951) by Bassano, 1932 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Wilkinson, William Boutland (1819–1902), concrete manufacturer and builder, was born on 2 January 1819 in St Peter's district, Newcastle upon Tyne, one of three children of Joseph Wilkinson (1772–1837), potter, and his wife, Sarah Boutland (1786–1856). Following three years' technical and general secondary education at ...