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Edward John Lloyd

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Edward John Lloyd (1827-1894)

1895 Obituary [1]

EDWARD JOHN LLOYD, second son of the late Mr. Charles Lloyd, who for many years was Secretary to the Warwick and Birmingham Canal Co, was born on the 23rd of November, 1827, and was educated at the Birmingham Grammar School. At his own urgent request, however, he was removed from school at an unusually early age, in order that he might study engineering, for which he showed a decided taste.

In 1841, therefore, he was articled for four years to James Potter, under whom he was engaged on the works of the Birmingham and Warwick Junction Canal (an extension of the older Warwick and Birmingham Canal), of the Brighton and Chichester Railway, and of the branch from Three Bridges to Horsham.

From 1846 to 1849 he was an Assistant Engineer, under Mr. I. K. Brunel, on the construction of the Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway, having charge of the works from Dudley to Wolverhampton.

Mr. Lloyd was only twenty-two years of age, when, at the end of 1849, he was appointed Engineer to the Warwick and Birmingham, and the Birmingham and Warwick Junction Canal Companies, to which duties were added in 1869 those of Engineer to the Warwick and Napton Canal Company.....(more)

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