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J. Carter, Sons and Co

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of Irwell Engineering Works, 33 New Bailey Street, Salford.

Previously J. Carter and Co.

1908 'OBITUARY. WALTER CARTER The death has taken place of Mr. Walter Carter, Denstone-road, Pendleton, a director of the well-known engineering firm of Messrs. J. Carter, Sons, and Co. Limited, Salford. Mr. Carter, who was at the comparatively early age of fifty-two, was the third of the late Mr. John Carter, the founder of the engineering works in New Bailey-street, and from his vouth he showed marked ability, which enabled him, in conjunction with his three brothers, to build the firm to its present dimensions. In his younger days he was an energetic worker at the Wood-street Mission, and he was also a member of the United Methodist Free Church Eccles New-road, Salford. Of late years he had been an enthusiastic member of the West Salford Liberal Association, and had filled manv offices in that body, including that of treasurer. He was a member for a short time of the Salford Borough Council, sitting for Hope Ward. He leaves a widow, three sons, and two daughters. The funeral was conducted by the Rev. Thomas Hannah, of Irlams-o'-th'-Height, Weto the whole of the employees, assembled to pay their last respects to his memory.'[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Saturday 29 February 1908