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Ralph Peacock

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Colonel Ralph Peacock (1838-1928), M I C E, M I Mech E, member of Iron and Steel Institute [1]

1838 Born in Leeds, eldest son of Richard Peacock

c.1854 Began technical training at Beyer, Peacock and Co, Gorton.

1860 Sent to Paris to gain further experience at the workshops of E. Gouin and Co in the design of bridges, dredgers, etc

1865 Joined the Lancashire Artillery Volunteers

1885 of Beyer, Peacock and Co, Gorton Foundry, Manchester.

1889 Succeeded his father as managing director

1891 Retired from volunteers with honorary rank of colonel

1902 Accepted a seat on the board when the company went public

1905 Retired from business; moved to Kingswood near Christchurch

1915 Moved to Sunninghill

1928 Died at Sunninghill

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Mar 14, 1928