Hamilton Bantock

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Hamilton Bantock, "Ham" to his associates, was the son of Sir Granville Bantock, the composer and conductor of the City of Birmingham Orchestra, known today as the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra - CBSO, and one time Summer resident of Coed y Bleiddiau. In later years Hamilton became Chief Detective Inspector of Police at the Police training school at Stafford, where he was the "School Head Master". He was a very fine railway modeller, in O gauge. He was very keen on the Midland Railway, and his engines were mainly of that Railway, his last model before he died was of "Big Bertha" the Lickey Incline Banker. When Bob Smallman called the first meeting of the Midland Group of the FRS, he attended and was subsequently appointed chairman of the group, which he remained until he died.[1].

  1. ^ Allan Pratt "Article", Festiniog Railway Heritage Group Journal, Issue 034, page(s): 019

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