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Alexander Grafton 1845-1907
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Alexander Grafton 1845-1907

Alexander Grafton was a Member of the Institution of Civil and Mechanical Engineers who developed and manufactured steam cranes. His firm, Grafton & Co., also known as the “Vulcan Works”, Bedford, exported cranes throughout the...

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14 Feb 2020
The Laxton Family
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The Laxton Family

Laxton Brothers Limited, the renowned Bedford nurserymen, went into liquidation in 1957 and is now only a distant memory. Apples, plums, the Laxton brothers, and their father, Thomas Laxton, however, left a lasting legacy of...