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John Manning (1830-1874) of Manning, Wardle and Co
1872 At trial of Fell railway at Whitby 
1875 Obituary 
John Manning was born in 1830 near Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, and in June 1846 was apprenticed to Messrs. W. and J. Galloway, of Knott Mill Iron Works, Manchester.
After having completed his term of five years' service, he entered into partnership with Mr. Headly, of the Eagle Foundry and Iron Works, Cambridge, with whom he remained until 1858.
He became a Member of the Institution in 1859.