Amos Hinton 1844-1919 Born in Tring. Founder of the well-known chain of grocery stores. He purchased his first shop in Middlesbrough in 1871, later occupying these Corporation Road premises from 1890. He was a Town Councillor, Alderman, a prominent leader in the Temperance Movement, a magistrate and a Poor Law Guardian. In 1886 he was the first Mayor to be installed in the new Town Hall.