Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

David Christian Curwen

From Graces Guide

David Christian Curwen (November 30, 1913 – May 26, 2011) was a British miniature railway steam locomotive mechanical engineer.

He was born in Sydenham Kent, and educated at King's School, Canterbury.

From 1935 to 1945 he worked for Short Brothers in Rochester as an aircraft engineer.

In 1946, he established his own engineering firm, Baydon.

In 1950 he married Barbara Willans, an actress.

In 1951 he became Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Talyllyn Railway in Wales for its first year of preservation.

At the end of the 1951 season, he returned to Devizes, Wiltshire where he went into partnership with A. E. Newbery to create Curwen and Newbery.

He left the partnership in 1966 and established his own workshop at All Cannings, Wiltshire.

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