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(Christopher) Frank Kearton, Baron Kearton (1911–1992) by unknown photographer, 1969 © News International Newspapers Ltd


Kearton, (Christopher) Frank, Baron Kearton (1911–1992), scientist and industrialist, was born on 17 February 1911 at Congleton in Cheshire, the only child of Christopher John Kearton and his wife, Lilian, née Hancock. Shortly afterwards the family moved to Tunstall in the Potteries. His father, a bricklayer, was one of five brothers all of whom, at the insistence of their father, became skilled craftsmen. It is believed that the family came originally from ...