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Thomas Brogden

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Thomas Brogden (1840-1905)

1905 Obituary [1]

THOMAS BROGDEN was born at Hull on 28th August 1840.

He served an apprenticeship from 1851 to 1861 with the firm of Messrs. Fowler and McCollin, engineers, of Hull; and then was engaged as a journeyman in the works of Messrs. C. and W. Earles, of the same town, subsequently going to Messrs. Shaw and North, of Leeds.

In 1869 he joined with Mr. J. Appleby in business as shipsmiths at Sandside, Scarborough, at the time when the fishing industry with smacks was at its zenith.

In 1893 the firm purchased a foundry and general works at Sussex Street, Scarborough, of which Mr. Brogden was business partner up to his death, which took place from heart failure on 16th March 1905, in his sixty-fifth year.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1890.

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