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George Thomas Sibbering

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George Thomas Sibbering (1861- )

1922 M.Inst.C.E., M.I.Mech.E., Alteryn House, Alteryn, Newport, Mon. T. A. "Sibbering, Taff Railway, Cardiff." T. N.: 2846 Newport, Mon. b. 1861; s. of John Sibbering, Merthyr Tydvil; m. Georgina Lowe Reynolds. Ed. Queen's College, Taunton. Pupilage, 1878-81, under Samuel Harpur, M.Inst.C.E., Engineer to the Merthyr Tydvil Local Board of Health. Was engaged as an Assistant in the Engineer's Office of the Rhymney Railway Company prior to taking up an appointment in 1883 in the Engineer's Office of the Taff Vale Railway Company, Cardiff. Since 1894, Chief Engineer of the latter company. Member of the South Wales Institute of Engineers; Fellow and Past-President of the Permanent Way Institution. Chief Works: Constructed several branch railways, also very important and heavy widening works. Reconstructed the station at Pontypridd and the railways through that station and added thereto two additional running lines. Heavy reclamation works on the foreshore at Penarth; new bridge over river Ely at Cardiff; large yards in neighbourhood of Cardiff for storing coal for shipment; work in connection with floating off-shore dock at Penarth. War Services.—Held commission in the 2nd Volunteer Battalion Welsh Regiment.

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