William Garton came to Southampton in 1885 and set up both a saccharine factory and a brewery. He lived at Roseland, a large house formerly situated near Portsmouth Road in Woolston. His wealth allowed him to pursue many philanthropic causes, including the Royal South Hants Hospital where a ward was named in his honour. He died aged 73 in 1905. Garton Road in Woolston was named after him.


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