George Neilson Final Resting Place

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On 3rd October 1919, not even a year after the first World War ended, Crossbasket passed from the Neilson family to a new owner, Thomas Dunlop Findlay. At the time of the sale, George Neilson, who had also owned Summerlee and various colliers, was absent from Blantyre living in his primary home at 30 Great Cumberland Place, Hydepark, London.
George Neilson died in this London home on 30th November 1932 aged 84 after a short illness. He was brought back to East Kilbride Parish to be buried alongside his wife.
Thanks to Elaine Akelis for sending me this photo, knowing my interest in Crossbasket.

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  1. Motherwell Times 9/12/1932. George Neilson, 30 Great Cumberland Place London died on November 30th following a short illness. Chief partner Summelee Iron company and formely Crossbasket.
    Cremated at Golders Green Crematorium London so I guess his ashes were taken back to Scotland although no mention in any newspapers.

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