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Edward Richard Salwey

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Edward Richard Salwey (1843-1902)

1903 Obituary [1]

EDWARD RICHARD SALWEY, youngest son of the Rev. Richard Salwey, was born at Ash Rectory on the 13th April, 1843.

His early engineering training was obtained at King’s College, London, and, as a pupil of the late Mr. G. W. Hemans, on the construction of the Streamstown and Clara Railway in Ireland.

In 1866 he was employed on the construction of the East Grinstead and Groombridge Railway, and he then went to Bulgaria, where for four years he acted as Resident Engineer, first on the Varna and Rustchuck Railway, and subsequently on the Giurgevo and Bucarest line.

Returning to England he was engaged from 1872 to 1880 as a Mining Engineer in South Wales, and in 1882 he went to Pernambuco, Brazil, as Resident Engineer, for Liddall and Barkley, on the construction of sugar factories and of a system of light railways in connection therewith.

In 1885 he became a partner in Parnell’s Engineering and Foundry Works at Bristol, and subsequently he established himself in private practice in that city.

Mr. Salwey died at his residence, Stonehouse Court, Gloucestershire, on the 3rd May, 1902.

He was elected an Associate Member of the Institution on the 6th May, 1890.

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