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Charles Slagg

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Charles Slagg (1823-1893)

1893 Obituary [1]

CHARLES SLAGG, eldest son of the late Mr. Richard Slagg, of Ford, near Eckington, Derbyshire, was born on the 31st of August, 1823.

After serving a pupilage of four years under the late W. B. Bray, then Engineer to the Hull and Selby Railway, he became an assistant in the office of the late James Simpson, Past-President Inst. CB., with whom he remained some seven years. He was then engaged on the water and sewerage-works of Hereford and on the Bradford waterworks.

From 1857 to 1862 Mr. Slagg occupied the position of Surveyor to the Improvement Commissioners of the town of Leek in Staffordshire and during that period planned and successfully carried out a new system of main sewers with two outfalls, one on the south and the other on the north side of the town. He also extended the water-supply by laying down several additional mains and service-pipes. He was next for a time engaged on the extension of the Manchester waterworks, after which he acted from 1867 to 1874 as Surveyor to the Local Board of Kingston-on- Thames.....[more]

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