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William Hudspith

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William Hudspith (c1825-1902)


1902 Obituary [1]

WILLIAM HUDSPITH died on November 23, 1902, at his residence, Greencroft, Haltwhistle, Northumberland, at the age of seventy-seven.

In early life Mr. Hudspith acquired the South Tyne Brick and Pipe Works and became joint owner of large brickworks and collieries elsewhere. He obtained a large interest in the iron and steel industry at Workington and Maryport, and took part in the formation of the Solway Haematite Iron Company.

He was also a director of the Moss Bay Works and of the West Cumberland Storage Company, and chairman of the Haltwhistle Gas Light Company.

He took a keen interest in agriculture, and as chairman of the technical education committee of the Northumberland County Council rendered valuable services.

He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1880.


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