Featured Destination

April 2019: Hereford

April can be a tricky month for weather in Britain: surprisingly sunny days interspersed with spring showers. So a destination where the best of the ...More
More Uk destinations

Frank Hornby
- Favourite Briton.

Born in Liverpool, Merseyside
Born on 15th of April 1863
Died on 21st of September 1936

Born 1863. Died 1936 - English inventor of toys.

Worked as bookkeeper before opening his first factory in 1901. Made perforated constructional strips patented in 1907 as Meccano. Began producing Hornby Trains in 1920.

Links: Wikipedias page

More famous Britons here

Contributors: Do you have a site related to Frank Hornby?
Supply some content for this page and we will gladly add a link to your site. Email here.

3481 views since 31st January 2007

Brit Quote:
All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl. - Charlie Chaplin
More Quotes

On this day:
Death of Henry VII. Accession of Henry VIII - 1509, Sinn Fein Formed - 1907
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages