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William John Norton (1887-1981), B.A., A.M.I.C.E., of James Farmer and Sons
1887 Born at Huddersfield the son of George Pepler Norton, an Accountant.
Educated at Shrewsbury School and Caius College, Cambridge
1908-11 Apprentice to Sir James Farmer
1911 Joint MD of the engineering works of Sir James Farmer and Sons
1915 Elected Associate of the Inst of Civil Engineers
1981 Died in Manchester