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IDEATH OF COLONEL CHARLES…

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I DEATH OF COLONEL CHARLES GRAYSON. The death of Col. Chas. Grayson, V.D., took place on Monday at. his residence, 29, Ullet-road, Liverpool in his 64th year. Colonel Grayson, who was the -eldest surviving son of the late Chas. Grayson, of Liverpool, belonged in business to the important Liverpool ship- building and r-epajring firm of Messrs. H. and C. Grayson, Ltd., whose engine works are in Regent-road, and who also carry on business at Garston. Of that firm, which is the oldest of its kind in Liverpool, Colonel Grayson was the managing director. The firm was found- ed by a Mr Grayson, the direct forebear of the gentleman now deceased, in the eighteenth century, and ha,s remained in the family, whose members were always in the front rank of Liver- pool society, during the intervening cen- tury and a quarter in which the business has been represented successively by five generations. The firm is credited with having been one of the very first, to in- troduce iron shipbuilding. Of late years, however, the company had been chiefly engaged in repairs, but so much were they in request for extensive operations in this direction that they have been known to employ as many as 3,000 men at a time, and to dry-dock and repair 300 vessels in the course of a year. It was to this firm that, the breaking-up of the Great- Eiastern was entrusted. Colonel Grayson was a Churchman, and in politics a Conservative, though he did not- take any active part in political events. Regarding a Charles Grayson of a former generation it is recorded in the annals of Liverpool in "Gore's Directory" that in 1804 he was shot by Mr Sparling in the Hast duel publicly fought in Liver- pool. We may mention that the dec-eased gentleman had a large circle of friends at Llandudno, and has been a frequent visitor here since his boyhood. He was a member of the North Wales Golf Club, and has stayed at the- Imperial Hotel snce its erection.

YULETIDE SALE OF WORK.

I . JOHN BRIGHT - COUNTY SCHOOL.

THE WRECK OF THE "ELLAN VANNIN."

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