Sir Tom Normanton (1917-1997)

posted Jun 5, 2016, 2:59 PM by Tim Birdsall   [ updated Jun 5, 2016, 2:59 PM ]
At Malsis from 1929-31.  Went on to Manchester.G.S.  Rank of Major in the 2nd World War.  

MP for Cheadle from 1970-1987.  Member of European Parliament 1973-1979.   

His obituary stated that he was an improbable combination of the flamboyant, the phlegmatic and the industrious.  He was an industrialist of some distinction, above all in the textile industry.  He exhibited intense patriotism together with European idealism.  He was invited to present the prizes at Open Day in 1979, but Richard Francis took his place.