Lord Wright of Ashton-under-Lyne

(1903 - 1974)

Picture of Lord WrightAn influential figure in the British Textile Industry representing the Amalgamated Weavers Association, the Cotton Board and later the Textile Council. In 1968, Lord Wright became General Secretary to the Trade Union Congress and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Technology from Loughborough University

He was made a Life Peer in the 1968 New Year's Honours list.

Lord Wright lived at 12 Brookfield Grove, Ashton-under-Lyne from 1940 - 1974.

Unveiled on 20th September 2005.