George Lawton (1878-1949) Born in Mossley, the son of a Mossley Magistrate, Alderman and cotton mill proprietor, George inherited the whole of his family fortune When he died in 1949, he left a wish in his will that almost his entire fortune should be expended on a new public building - the George Lawson Hall The Hall was built on the site of a former cotton mill and was officially opened by Lord Derby in 1960

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George Lawton Hall, Mossley
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by Tameside Metropolitan Borough on 18 August 1999

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