Superintendent James Bent (1848–1901)

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Superintendent James Bent (1848–1901)


Promoted to the rank of Superintendent of the Manchester Division of the Lancashire Constabulary, James Bent was responsible for the creation of a soup kitchen in Old Trafford, Stretford. This programme was likely responsible for the survival of thousands of children from starvation during the winter of 1878. On 26th March 2010, a blue plaque was erected at RCL Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Building in Old Trafford.


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Trafford Local Studies Centre, “Superintendent James Bent (1848–1901),” Exploring Trafford's Heritage , accessed June 13, 2024,