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George Peregrine Henzell

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George Peregrine Henzell (1885-1951)

1952 Obituary [1]

"GEORGE PEREGRINE HENZELL was associated with electrical engineering for most of his professional career. He was educated at Allan's Endowed School, Newcastle upon Tyne, and Durham College of Science. On the completion of a six-year apprenticeship with C. A. Parsons and Company, Ltd., Heaton Works, Newcastle, he found his first employment, in 1906, as junior engineer to the Newcastle and District Electric Lighting Co, which he left two years later to return to the Heaton Works as a turbine draughtsman. He next filled positions as draughtsman and designer to Daniel Adamson and Company, Ltd., Dukinfield, general engineers, and as leading draughtsman in the turbine department of Fraser and Chalmers, Erith.

In 1915 Mr. Henzell was appointed charge engineer at the Wimbledon power station of the London and South Western Railway, where he was in charge of maintenance and also acted as assistant to the superintendent. After a brief engagement as repairs superintendent at the Greenwich power station of the London County Council tramways he received the appointment of generation superintendent to the Yorkshire Electric Power Co, a position he retained for nearly thirty years. In this capacity he was responsible for the operation of four generating stations and took a prominent part in the design, layout, and construction of the station at Ferrybridge. Mr. Henzell, whose death occurred on 6th September 1951, at the age of sixty-six, was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1931 and transferred to Membership four years later. He was also a Member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers."

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