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Henry Platt Hall on his 21st birthday 9-April-1884

Henry Platt Hall
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9 APR 1863 8 Crescent Parade, Salford, Lancashire
William Hall
Louisa Platt
Margaret Alison Reid 25 FEB 1892 Christ Church, Salford
William Reid Hall
Born: 10 MAR 1893 Oldham, Lancashire, England
Died: 23 JUL 1968 Melyniog, Llansantffraid
15 DEC 1949 Pentrehylin Hall, Llanymynech aged 86
Henry Platt Hall was born at Salford on April 9th 1863, the eldest of four children. His parents were William Hall, a surgeon, and Louisa (nee Platt).

He was educated at Manchester Grammar School, and joined Platt Bros in 1880 at the age of 17 and became a director in 1897 and chairman from 1920-1924. He was the grandson of Henry Platt the founder and the nephew of John Platt MP who was responsible for the firm flourishing in the mid to late 19th century.

King George V and Quuen Mary visited Platt Bros in 1913 and a souvenir edition of the visit was published.

Extract from Kellys directory of Lancashire, 1924:
Platt brothers & co limited, engineers, iron founders, machine makers, colliery proprietors, Hartford new works, Featherstall road south; Hartford old works, lower moor; Jubilee colliery shaw; Butterworth hall colliery, Milnrow and Hartford chambers, 2 St Anns place, Manchester.

Henry Platt Hall lived at Toravon, Newport street in Oldham in 1924.

He also lived at Pentre Uchaf before acquiring a Welsh estate at Pentrehylin Hall, Llanymynech. He was High Sheriff of Montgomeryshire in 1928.

In the 1939 register, he was living at Pentrehylin Hall (Occupation: Mechanical engineer). He had a butler - Alfred Barnett born 15 Oct 1874, and two domestic servants - Alice Holloway born 27 Jun 1916, and Catherine Roberts born 16 Aug 1906.

He became an eminent numismatist and after his death his coin collection was sold with the British Museum describing it in its quarterly journal of April 1951 as 'one of the last great collections of Roman coins in this country'.

Probate: HALL Henry Platt of Pentreheylin Hall Llanymynech Montgomeryshire died 15 December 1949 Probate London 5 May to William Reid Hall engineer and The District Bank Limited. Effects £138,777 1s 11d (£4.5 million in 2015).

Coin Sale Catalogues:

Coins currently at the British Museum:
Birth Certificate

Details of birth in notebook of father William Hall MRCS

H P Hall Aug 24th 1864

H P Hall in March 1868

Henry Platt Hall

Henry P Hall to start work at Platts after leaving school - Notebook of William Hall MRCS

Henry Platt Hall and Margaret Hall nee Reid in the billiard room at Pentreheylin

Pentre Ucha, Maesbrook in 1911. George Stephens in car (photo courtesy of his son George Edward Stephens)

Pentreheylin estate sale particulars in 1919 (Courtesy of George Edward Stephens)

1911 census living at Toravon, Oldham

Pentreheylin, Llanymynech - Henry Platt Hall's House - sold in 1950

Pentreheylin - home of H P Hall

Pentreheylin from river

Pentreheylin drive (Photo courtesy of George Edward Stephens)

Alfred Barnet, butler to H P Hall, in garden at Pentreheylin (photo courtesy of George Edward Stephens)

George Stephens, Chauffeur to H P Hall. 1936. (Photo courtesy of George Edward Stephens, his son).

George Stephens, chauffeur to H P Hall (Photo courtesy of George Edward Stephens)

Shooting Party in 1913 - H P Hall on right, son William next to him, and brother J P Hall sitting

1921 census, living at Pentreheylin Hall with wife, son and 5 servants

Royal Tour of Platt Bros - H P Hall next to Queen

Platt Bros record profits in 1922 - newspaper article
H P Hall profile

Henry Platt Hall with grandson Peter Macmillan Hall

Glendinings: Henry Platt Hall Sale, Greek, Roman & Byzantine coins

Silver Denarius at time of Caesar Augustus and Jesus. From 2012 catalogue

1950 Sales catalogues description from

Sestertius coin from time of Roman Emperor Trajan.jpg

Sestertius from Roman Emperor Macrinus 217-218AD now at Fitzwilliam_museum, Cambridge

Sestertius from Emperor Decimus Caelius Balbinus 238AD now at Yale University

Gold auxerre coin from time of Henry VI of France 1422-53 now at Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

British Museum journal describing their acquisition of Roman coins from the H P Hall collection

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