Joseph Williamson (Philanthropist)

Joseph Williamson (Philanthropist)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Joseph Williamson was an eccentric, businessman, property owner, and a philanthropist who is best known for the tunnels which were constructed under his direction in the Edge Hill area of Liverpool, England. His philanthropy earned him the nickname The King of Edge Hill, whilst his tunnel-building activity earned him posthumous nicknames, including The Mole of Edge Hill and the The Mad Mole. For many years it was thought that Joseph Williamson was born in Warrington. However, research by staff and volunteers of the Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre has shown that he was born in Yorkshire and that his father was a glassmaker in a small village near Barnsley. At an early age, his family moved to Warrington. In 1780, when he was aged 11, he left his family and went to Liverpool where he was employed in the tobacco and snuff business of Richard Tateshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Ject Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135849247
  • 9786135849240