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Leslie Hartridge (1898-1969)

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Leslie Hartridge (1898-1969), Chairman and Founder Leslie Hartridge

1898 April 17th. Born at Brixton the son of William Frederick Hartridge, a Butcher, and his wife Clara Head

Educated at Dulwich College.

Apprenticeship with Vauxhall and George Kent

1926 Married at East Ham to Edith Maud Thomas. One daughter Angela C. Hartridge.

1929 Founded Leslie Hartridge

1939 Living at 23 Hardley Road, Enfield, Mechanical Engineer Designer. With Edith.

1958 Living at The Lodge, Great Brickhill, near Bletchley, Managing Director, with his wife Edith.

1969 June 10th. Died at Vancouver, canada.

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