John Throup
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John Throup

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John M. Throup
Born 1950s.
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Early Years and Education

John Throup was born at Crossley Hospital, (15 Mitchell Street, Ancoats, Manchester, England). Initially he and his parents lived with his maternal grandparents in Withington, Manchester but in 1953 the family moved to Winsford in Cheshire.

In October 1956 they moved back to Manchester where they lived in Fallowfield. John started at St. Paul's Church of England Primary School, Withington when the family returned to Manchester. In 1963 John passed the entrance examination for William Hulme's Grammar School and studied there until 1970 gaining GCE A levels in mathematics, physics and chemistry. From 1970 to 1973 John studied at the University of Sheffield where he was awarded a degree in Chemical Engineering.

Working Life

During his holidays from school and university John had a variety of jobs including postman, labourer in a brewery and factory worker. After graduating from Sheffield University he worked as a process operator in a dyestuffs manufacturing company. In 1974 he joined the Research and Engineering department of a company producing heavy organic chemicals and it was while he was working at that company that he first became involved in process safety. From 1978 to 1985 he worked as a Process Engineer at another chemical company and was involved in the front end design of a major chemical processing plant. Towards the end of 1985 John joined a small safety consultancy firm as a Senior Safety Consultant, later gaining promotion to Principal Safety Consultant. After a mid-life crisis and what is now called a gap year John set up as a freelance safety consultant in the chemical industry and continued in that role until his retirement in 2016.

Marriage and Family

In early 1996 John moved into a house in Heaton Mersey, Stockport with his partner, Barbara Clayton (nee Worth) and her son Alex. On 21st August 1998 John and Barbara were married at Stockport Register Office. His best man was Ric Cowan, a lifelong friend who he met at school 35 years earlier. John has also known Barbara since their school days.

Leisure and Interests

A keen follower of sport, mainly cricket and rugby union, only as a watcher due to a serious lack of talent or ability on the playing fields. John is also very widely travelled having visited about 80 countries. Many trips have combined his love of sport and travelling including a sixtieth birthday present to himself of a visit to New Zealand for the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

John also enjoys listening to live music with tastes ranging from modern jazz to classical.


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