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Charles Claremont Atchison

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Charles Claremont Atchison (c1872-1950)


1950 Obituary [1]

"CHARLES CLAREMONT ATCHISON was associated with the electrical side of mechanical engineering throughout his professional career. He received his general education at St. Paul's School, London, and at a school in Hamburg. After serving his apprenticeship from 1889 to 1891 with Messrs. Thwaites Brothers, Ltd., Bradford, in the meantime attending classes at the Technical School in that city, he continued his education at King's College, London, where he stayed on for one year as a student demonstrator.

He then joined the staff of Messrs. Mather and Platt, Ltd., at Salford, as a draughtsman and electrical tester, and in 1897 became a charge engineer to the Metropolitan Electric Supply Co, London. On the completion of a short engagement with the Blackpool Winter Gardens Co as resident engineer he was appointed, in 1900, borough electrical engineer and manager of the tramways department of the Corporation of Rochdale, after serving as clerk of the works during the construction of the power station. Towards the end of the 1914-18 war he was sometime electrical and mechanical engineer to the Ministry of Munitions in the Bristol area, where he continued to reside for the remainder of his life.

He was largely responsible for the electricity undertaking of the Warmley Rural District Council and for many years served as chairman of its electricity committee. He was also chairman of the Council, an appointment he held at the time of his death, which occurred at Bitton, near Bristol, on 2nd January 1950, at the age of seventy-eight. In addition he was a member of the Gloucestershire County Council and a Justice of the Peace. Mr. Atchison had been a Member of the Institution since 1918, and was also a Member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers."


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