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Charles Frederic Gettings

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Charles Frederic Gettings

1922 M.Inst.C.E., County Surveyor, Worcestershire, since 1911. Ed. King Edward's School, Birmingham. Training: Mason College, Birmingham. Res. Engr., Grand Junction Canal Co.; supervision and construction of Inclined Canal Lift, at Foxton, near Leicester, which dispensed with 10 locks, and cost about £40,000, the only one of its kind in the world, the movement of barges from one level to another being completed in 7i minutes, as compared with i hours: as Engr. to the Teignmouth Town Council carried out Water Scheme at Teignmouth, including crossing the tidal river—the scheme included laying about 15 miles of steel mains, the first complete scheme sanctioned by the L.G.B. for steel mains. Also for extensive Sea Defence Works at Teignmouth with Reinforced Concrete. Club: R.A.C. Address: 3o, Foregate Street, Worcester.

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