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Joseph Harrop (c1841-1910), managing director of the Grovesend Steel and Tinplate Co
1910 Obituary 
JOSEPH HARROP died at his residence, Brondeg, Pontardulais, on March 28, 1910.
He was for over twenty years managing director of the Grovesend Steel and Tinplate Works, a position he vacated only a short time before his death.
He was sixty-nine years of age, was a native of Manchester, and for forty years was prominently associated with the Welsh tinplate industry. With Mr. J. Benson he established the ironfounding business of Harrop & Benson at Pontardulais, and a few years later he constructed the Grovesend Steel and Tinplate Works.
He was a director of the Raven and Hendy Tinplate Company, Ltd., and a member of the executive committee of the Tinplate Manufacturers' Association.
He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1896.