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Some of the key figures in the local engine making industry and some names with local connections who went on to be notable figures around the world.
Entries listed alphabetically by surname - All, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z
Partner establishing the first Railway Foundry in Hunslet in 1837 with James Kitson and Charles Todd in Todd, Kitson & Laird.
Leather; John Towlerton b- 1804 d- 7/5/1889
Civil engineer and colliery owner. Founded the Hunslet Engine Co. He intended to pass the Hunslet Engine Co on to his son, Arthur, but brought in James Campbell (son of Manning Wardle Manager Alexander Campbell) to run the firm when it became apparent that Arthur wasn't up to the task.
More details and obituary on Graces Guide
Le Prince; Louis
Early pioneer of motion pictures as carried out in Leeds.
Son of the engineer who erected a Round Foundry engine at Charlesworth’s Colliery, Rothwell in 1776. Worked at the Round Foundry and went on to Kitson, Thompson & Hewitson in 1843. Later became locomotive superintendent of the North Staffordshire Railway.