Sir Thomas Wilton JP, CA, 1861-1929

Sir Thomas Wilton JP, CA, 1861-1929
By Dr T.N.P.N. Wilton
19thC 20thC

Sir Thomas Wilton was a man of considerable energy, commitment and talent. Born in Sunderland of humble origins in 1861, he moved to Dartmouth in 1884 as manager for the Cwmaman Coal Company, when the coal bunkering industry was at its height in the town. Later he set up his own coaling company, followed in 1911 by the Wilton Steam Shipping Co. In 1892 he was elected to the town council, and in 1900, Mayor of Dartmouth. Elected Mayor again in 1914 after the outbreak of war, in 1919 he was knighted for his service. Written by his grandson, the book describes his career and contribution to the town.

Format:A5 Paperback (pp36)
DHRG No:19
ISBN No:1-899011 09 9