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Peter Douglas Ridsdale

Peter Douglas Ridsdale

Male 1922 - 2006  (84 years)

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  • Name Peter Douglas Ridsdale 
    Birth Registration Between 1 Apr 1922 and 30 Jun 1922  Middlesbrough Registration District, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Vol. 9d, p. 1001 
    • Peter D Ridsdale, mother maiden name Robinson, was born.
    Born 11 May 1922  Middlesbrough Registration District, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Ridsdale & Company 
    History of Ridsdale and Company
    History of Ridsdale and Company
    Death Registration Jun 2006  North Yorkshire Registration District, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reg. No. G9, Dist. 6501G, Entry 144 
    • Peter Douglas Ridsdale, born 11 May 1922, died.
    Died 18 Jun 2006  North Yorkshire Registration District, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Obituary Aft 18 Jun 2006  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    http://www.rsc.org/Membership/AboutRscMembership/Obituaries/Ridsdale.asp 
    • Peter Douglas Ridsdale, BSc., FRSC, CEng, MIM
      The announcement is made, with the deepest regret, of the death of Peter Ridsdale on 18th June 2006. Peter joined Ridsdale & Co, set up by his father and grandfather in 1912 as an analytical laboratory, when he left school, and apart from his time at Leeds University, and with the Royal Signals in Italy during the War and at Catterick for a short spell afterwards, worked for the Company all his life.

      In 1935, Ridsdale & Co was incorporated as a Limited Company and also formed a separate Company, Bureau of Analysed Samples Limited to prepare the then-called Standard Samples (which are now known as Reference Materials). They moved in 1952 from the centre of Middlesbrough to Newham Hall, Newby, some five miles away in the countryside to accommodate expansion of the Companies and to benefit from the cleaner atmosphere outside the Middlesbrough City Centre, which was necessary for the preparation of the Reference Materials.

      The highlights of Peter's most successful career were the firm establishment of Ridsdale & Co Ltd as internationally renowned manufacturers of Foundry Laboratory Sand Testing Equipment and the pre-eminence of Bureau of Analysed Samples Ltd (BAS) as world class Certified Reference Materials Producers. Indeed, BAS has recently been officially accredited as a Reference Materials Producer within the International Standards Organisation (ISO) framework, and is in the first batch of UK Producers to be thus recognised.

      Peter was awarded a Distinguished Service Certificate by the British Standards Institution (BSI) in 1992 and was elected more recently a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, both in recognition of his long and meritorious service to the analytical community.

      Outside of work, not only was Peter a devoted family man, but he also found time to join the Round Table, of which he became President and he was subsequently elected as a Rotarian. He also served as a Magistrate for over 30 years. In addition, his leisure pursuits were many and varied, being a keen Sailor, Golfer, Gardener, Lover of Music, Historic Houses and the Countryside in general, Cruiser par excellence, Driver of fast cars and very Snappy Dresser.

      Peter's wife of 55 years, Margaret, sadly died in 1999, but he is survived by his daughters Anne (Kitching), Claire (Miller) and Jane (Meeres) and six Grandchildren, who deeply appreciated the many messages of condolence they have received. Donations in Peter's memory may be made to the RNLI or NSPCC.
    Person ID I3982  Ridsdale Families
    Last Modified 21 Oct 2015 

    Father Noel Douglas Ridsdale,   b. 25 Dec 1889, Hutton Gate, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1956, Bowden, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Dora Robinson,   b. Between 1 Jan 1888 and 31 Mar 1888, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1956, Cleveland Registration District, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Married Between 1 Apr 1916 and 30 Jun 1916  Middlesbrough Registration District, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage Registration Between 1 Apr 1916 and 30 Jun 1916  Middlesbrough Registration District, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Vol. 9d, p. 1031 
    • Noel D Ridsdale and Dora Robinson were married.
    Family ID F1147  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Wilson,   b. 2 Feb 1922,   d. Jan 1999, North Yorkshire Registration District, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married Between 1 Jul 1944 and 30 Sep 1944  Rowley Regis Registration District, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage Registration Between 1 Jul 1944 and 30 Sep 1944  Rowley Regis Registration District, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Vol. 6b, p. 2052 
    • Peter D Ridsdale and Margaret Wilson were married.
    Children 
     1. A.C. Ridsdale
     2. C.M. Ridsdale
     3. J.C. Ridsdale
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2012 
    Family ID F1146  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth Registration - Vol. 9d, p. 1001 - Between 1 Apr 1922 and 30 Jun 1922 - Middlesbrough Registration District, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 May 1922 - Middlesbrough Registration District, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Ridsdale & Company - - Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Between 1 Jul 1944 and 30 Sep 1944 - Rowley Regis Registration District, Staffordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage Registration - Vol. 6b, p. 2052 - Between 1 Jul 1944 and 30 Sep 1944 - Rowley Regis Registration District, Staffordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - http://www.rsc.org/Membership/AboutRscMembership/Obituaries/Ridsdale.asp - Aft 18 Jun 2006 - England Link to Google Earth
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    Peter Douglas Ridsdale (1922-2006)
    Peter Douglas Ridsdale (1922-2006)
    http://www.rsc.org/Membership/AboutRscMembership/Obituaries/Ridsdale.asp
    Peter Douglas Ridsdale (1922-2006)
    Peter Douglas Ridsdale (1922-2006)