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Wright, Thomaslocked

  • Alastair J. Reid


Wright, Thomas (1839–1909), engineer and social commentator, was born on 12 April 1839 in Burlington Street, Liverpool, the eldest of at least three sons of Charles Wright, a blacksmith, and his wife, Catherine, née McArla. He attended local schools until the age of fourteen when he began a seven-year apprenticeship as an engineer. Once this was completed he set out on a particularly extensive version of the traditional 'tramp' around manufacturing centres in the north, midlands, and south of ...

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