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Samuel Radcliffe Platt
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1 JUL 1845 Oldham, Lancashire, England
John Platt
Alice Radcliffe
Helen May Roberts 28 MAY 1884
Alice May Angela Platt
Born: 8 MAY 1885 Oldham, Lancashire
Died: 4 NOV 1973 Lymington, Hampshire
John Rookhurst Platt
Born: 15 MAY 1890 Oldham
Died: 27 MAR 1916 Hill 60, Ypres, Killed In Action
Maurice Cedric Platt
Born: 11 NOV 1892 Oldham, Lancashire
Died: 26 NOV 1918 British Legation The Hague Holland
Nancy Quenelda Platt
Born: 6 JUN 1895 Chester, Cheshire
Died: 28 APR 1993 Harpsden, Oxfordshire
5 SEP 1902 Yacht Norseman, Menai Straits, Bangor aged 57
1902 Times Obituary
Mr Samuel Radcliffe Platt, head of the engineering firm of Messrs Platt Brothers, Oldham, died on Saturday on board his yacht the Norseman in Menai Straits off Bangor after an operation. The second son of the late Mr J Platt MP, of Werneth-park, Oldham, he was born in 1844, and served the shrievalty of Lancashire in 1897. Mr Platt was appointed a Knight of the Legion of Honour in 1878; he was also Knight of Grace of the Order of St John of Jerusalem, of which Order his widow, Helen, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Roberts, of Renny, county Cork is a Lady of Grace.

The following was recorded in the "Highland News" a Scottish newspaper of September 13, 1902:
Death of Mr S. R. Platt Mr Samuel R. Platt, head of the engineering firm of Messrs Platt Brothers, Oldham, an ex-High Sheriff of Lancashire, died on Saturday on his yacht, the Norseman, in Menai Straits, off Bangor, after an operation. Mr Platt was head of the great machine-making firm of Platt Brothers & Co. (Limited), of Oldham, and had been for a quarter of a century at least the first townsman of his native borough, as well as one of the leading men in Lancashire commercial life. Deceased was a brother of Mr Joe A. Platt of Eishken, and was well known in Stornoway, which he frequently visited in his magnificent yacht, the Norseman.

Good mechanical ability. Became in 1872 youngest chairman in firm's history.
Doubled number of employees from 6000 in 1872 to 12000 in 1902.
In First World war the firm converted its oprations to the manufacture of munitions, but Platt family suffered loss of 4 members of rising generation.
Norseman - Sam Platt yacht 1 Jan 1894 Manchester ship canal openening

Yacht of Sam Platt - The Norseman (Picture at Melyniog)

Werneth Park, Oldham - John and Sam Platt

samuel platt - picture gallery oldham

Sameul Radcliffe Platt playing clarinet - 8th Aug 1894 - Photographer Charles Arthur Jackson. National Archives Ref: COPY 1/417/344

Samuel Radcliffe Platt

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