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Edmund Nuttall

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Sir Edmund Nuttall (1870–1923), head of Edmund Nuttall, Sons and Co

son of James Nuttall.


1923 Obituary

"Much regret is felt in Manchester and the surrounding district at the tragically sudden death of Sir Edmund Nuttall, Bart., head of the well-known firm of civil engineers and contractors, Edmund Nuttall, Sons and Co., Limited, Trafford Park. Sir Edmund was present on Thursday last at the official opening of the Barton power station, of which his firm had the contract for the civil engineering and building. He became seriously ill while on his way to the luncheon at the Manchester Town Hall, at which he was to reply to one of the toasts, and was taken instead to his home at Bowden where he died the same evening from a stroke. Sir Edmund, who had been in an indifferent state of health for the last few years, was in his fifty-fourth year.

The firm of contractors of which Sir Edmund was the head, was founded by his father, the late Mr. James Nuttall, the title of the firm being changed after the latter's death to E. Nuttall and Co., and subsequently to E. Nutall Son and Co., Limited, for family reasons. He served his pupilage under Sir Edward Leader Williams, the engineer to the Manchester Ship Canal, and was on the resident engineer's staff for the deviation of railways. He joined his father's business in 1889...[1] Read more here.



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  1. The Engineer 1923/10/19