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Arthur Henry Whipham

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Arthur Henry Whipham (1843-1907)

1907 Obituary [1]

ARTHUR HENRY WHIPHAM, born at Chiswick on the 30th April, 1843, was the younger son of the late Mr. Thomas Henry Whipham, of Lincoln’s Inn Fields, Barrister-at-Law.

Educated at East Sheen and at King’s College, London, he spent one year with the late Mr. James Cudworth at the Ashford works of the South Eastern Railway, and served a pupilage of 3 years, from 1864 to 1867, to the late William Cudworth, of the North Eastern Railway, Darlington. Subsequently he joined the staff of the latter company as Resident Engineer on the dock extension works at Middlesbrough.

In 1874 he left the company’s service to take up the appointment of Engineer to the Owners of the Middlesbrough Estate, and, 10 years later, he was appointed General Manager and Secretary to that body, in which capacity he had charge of their large estates at Middlesbrough and Saltburn, as well as of their timber yards and salt works, which latter were designed and built under his supervision.

During his management of the estates he played no small part in the development in the town of Middlesbrough and of the coast resort of Saltburn-by-the-Sea.

In 1899, owing to ill health, he resigned his position, and took up his residence at Leamington, where he died on the 11th March, 1907, in his sixty-fourth year.

Mr. Whipham was elected an Associate of The Institution on the 9th April, 1872, and was transferred to the class of Members on the 30th April, 1878.

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