Arthur Hugh Seabrook
Arthur Hugh Seabrook (c1875-1949)
1950 Obituary 
"ARTHUR HUGH SEABROOK was associated with the electrical side of mechanical engineering throughout his career. He was educated at King Edward VI School, Chelmsford, and obtained his practical training at Messrs. Crompton and Company's works in that town from 1891 to 1895.
After serving as assistant electrical engineer at Great Yarmouth and Hampstead he was appointed, in 1900, engineer and manager of the Barking electricity undertaking and light railways. Six years later he received a similar appointment with the West Ham Corporation, where he was a pioneer in supplying electrical power at low prices. In 1909 he was appointed borough electrical engineer to the St. Marylebone Corporation.
During his period of office he was responsible for the introduction of electric heating and cooking apparatus for domestic purposes and pursued an energetic campaign of publicity to encourage consumption in that direction. He resigned this appointment in 1918 and, going into private practice, acted as consultant to a number of public electricity supply undertakings as well as industrial companies and private concerns. He was for a period executive officer of the Electrical Industries' Benevolent Association and, during the war of 1939-45, held for some years the appointment of garrison engineer (electrical and mechanical) under the Commanding Royal Engineer, Northern Command. Mr. Seabrook was a Member of the Institution for nearly half a century, having been elected in 1900; he was also a Member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers. His death occurred at Southwold on 2nd July 1949, in his seventy-fourth year."