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Richard Pilkington

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Lieut-Colonel Richard Pilkington (1841-1908), C.B., MP, mayor of St. Helens, glass manufacturer ( of Pilkington Brothers) and colliery proprietor.

1841 Born in St Helens

1890 One of the founders of the British Insulated Wire Co

1899 Elected MP for Newton, Lancashire

1908 Died in Prescot. Chairman of Richard Evans and Co, St. Helens Cable Co[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Aug 12, 1908