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Sir Robert McAlpine
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Born in Newarthill, Lanarkshire
Born on 13rd of February 1847
Died on 3rd of November 1934

Born 1847. Died 1934 - Scottish building contractor.

Set up building business in 1868 in the Hamilton area. Won crucial contract to build Singerís factory at Kilbowie. Made use of new building techniques including use of concrete and labour saving machinery. Won large contracts including building Wembley Stadium. Created baronet in 1918.

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From mike twaddle on 6th July 2009
not many people know that sir roberts son built the dorchester hotel during the second world war

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