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W.O Bentley

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The street where W.O Bentley, founder of the Bentley Motor Company, stayed in digs during his apprenticeship with the Great Northern Railway.

Location
Netherhall Road, Doncaster.

Date
1905 - 1909.

Commentary
Between 1905 and 1909, W O Bentley served what was known as a premium apprenticeship (at a cost to his family of £75 a year) at the Great Northern Railway works in Doncaster.  Starting in the fitting shop, he progressed to the foundry, and then to the engine-erecting shop.

In 1910, Walter Bentley moved back to London to complete his apprenticeship on the footplate, working out of King’s Cross Station.

Further details
• My life & my cars, W.O.Bentley, Hutchinson, 2008


Netherhall Road, Doncaster, Yorkshire.
England.
United Kingdom ,DN1 2QD
The street where W.O Bentley, founder of the Bentley Motor Company, stayed in digs during his apprenticeship with the Great Northern Railway.