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Charles H. Priestley

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Charles H. Priestley (1854- )

1922 M.Inst.C.E., Past Pres. I. Water E., Civil Engineer, City Hall, Cardiff. T. N.: 2663 Cardiff. b. 1854. Ed. Schools in Halifax, Blackpool and Leeds. Articled to R. Ires and Son, engineers and surveyors, Halifax, subsequently assistant. 1876—Assistant to James A. Paskin, M.Inst.C.E., waterworks Engineer of Halifax, with private practice. 1881—Assistant Engineer, and afterwards Deputy Engineer to the Cardiff Corporation Waterworks, under J. A. B. Williams, M.Inst.C.E. 1895—Appointed Waterworks Engineer in charge of the Cardiff Corporation Waterworks, later also Engineer-in-Chief of all new works. Construction of large and small service reservoirs, filter beds, pumping plants, trunk mains, etc., and distribution to a population of 244,000. Head Works in Breconshire, 3o to 35 miles distant from city. Chief Works: the construction of a large impounding reservoir in Breconshire for the City of Cardiff, area 140 acres, capacity 1,260,000,000 gallons. Also second aqueduct from Breconshire to Cardiff, etc.

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