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Graham and Normanton

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of Dunkirk Mills and Excelsior Works, Halifax.

Manufacturers of Granor machine tools.

1907 Company established.

1942 Death of Harry Normanton of 'Woodroyd', Plane Tree Nest Lane, Halifax.[1]

1956 'DIRECTOR'S FATAL COLLAPSE IN OFFICE
Head of a Halifax machine tool firm
Mr. George Edgar Lumb, managing director of Graham and Normanton, Ltd., machine tool makers, Dunkirk Mills, Halifax. collapsed at his office this morning and was found to be dead when taken to Halifax Infirmary. Mr. Lumb, of 77, Plane Tree Nest Lane, Halifax, was 60 years of age. He had apparently been in good health. He was prominently connected with West End Church, Sowerby Bridge, and with the Sowerby Cricket Club. Mr. Lumb was formerly a manager at Henry Broadbent, Ltd., Hollins Tool Works, Sowerby Bridge, leaving that firm in 1947. He leaves a widow and a don.'[2]

1958 'ENGINEERING FIRMS' DIRECTOR
Death of Mr. C. D. Rushworth
Mr. Charles Donald Rushworth, of Linden Lea, Kebroyd Mount, Triangle, died at his home this morning, aged 52. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. C. W Rushworth, he was a director of Rushworth and Co. (Sowerby Bridge) Ltd., engineers, Clough Works, the firm founded by his grandfather, the late Mr. C. D. Rushworth. Mr. Rushworth was also a director of Graham and Normanton, Ltd., machine tools. Halifax, Darling and Sellers, Ltd., engineers, Keighley, and A. Kinghorn and Co., Ltd., engineers. Todmorden. He was a Freemason and had been a member of Ryburn Lodge No. 1283 for many years. Mr. Rushworth was formerly connected with the old West End Congregational Church, Sowerby Bridge. He was a member of the choir for many years and took a leading part in many musical productions. He was a member of the West End and Ryburn Golf Club.[3]


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Sources of Information

  1. Halifax Evening Courier - Wednesday 30 September 1942
  2. Halifax Evening Courier - Tuesday 17 July 1956
  3. Halifax Evening Courier - Tuesday 18 November 1958