Frank Charlton; Thomas Rome, by Fred May, published 22 May 1935 - NPG D7980 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Frank Charlton; Thomas Rome

by Fred May
brush and ink with white heightening, published 22 May 1935
8 3/8 in. x 6 5/8 in. (213 mm x 168 mm) mount size
Purchased, 1997
NPG D7980

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Nigel P Rome

20 January 2017, 20:01

Thomas Rome 1852-1938 my great grandfather was born into a large Liverpool shipping family. He retired as chairman of the Pacific Steam Navigation Company in 1920. He was chairman of the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board and was instrumental in the building of the Gladstone Dock realising Liverpool needed to be able to accommodate larger ships. He had the great honour of showing the newly built dock to the Royal family, photographs of which are in my care.

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