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Harry Townsend

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Harry Townsend (1852- )

1922 M.Inst.C.E., Gas Engineer, St. John's Villa, Wakefield. T. A.: "Gasworks, Wakefield." T. N.: 442 Wakefield. b.1852; second s. of the late William John Townsend; m. Esther Caroline Stalberg (now deceased ). Ed. Great Yarmouth Grammar School. Articled to W. H. Willis, late Engineer of the Great Yarmouth Gas Co. 1876—Draughtsman to the Crystal Palace Gas Co. 1876-80—Engineer and Manager, Waltham and Cheshunt Gas Co. 1880-4—Manager of Thornton Road Gas Works, Bradford, Yorks. 884-90— Engineer and Manager, Dewsbury Corporation Gas Works, and Manager of the Waterworks. 1890-5— Engineer and Manager, Plymouth Gas Co. Since 895—Engineer and Manager, Wakefield Gaslight Co., and now Managing Director. Chief Works: Extensions to Crystal Palace Gas Works; remodelling of the Waltham Abbey Gas Works; erection of new works costing poo,000 for the Plymouth Gas Co.; remodelling of the Wakefield Gaslight Company's works. Gold Medallist of the Institution of Gas Engineers. President of the Manchester District Institution of Gas Engineers; Member of Council, the Institution of Gas Engineers; Member of Council, the British Commercial Gas Association; Member of Council, the National Gas Council; Member of Council,, the National Committee of Gas Employers.

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