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Henry Robert Cecil Blagden

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Henry Robert Cecil Blagden (1872- )

1922 M.Inst.C.E., M.Mech.E., Waterworks and Civil Engr.; b. 1872; s. of Rev. Canon Henry Blagden. Ed. Charterhouse. Training: University Coll.,London; Pupil with Easton and Anderson, Erith, afterwards Outdoor Manager; Chief Engr., Alexandria Water Co., Egypt, 1900; re-designed and reconstructed Waterworks and installed new Machinery Filters, Settling Tanks, Reservoirs, etc., for dealing with 15 million gallons per day for population of half a million people, and costing £350,000; designed and carried out High Pressure Pumping Station, Alexandria, for dealing with cotton fires in connection with an extensive system of Automatic Sprinklers; Manager, then Man. Dir., of the Alexandria Water Co.; during the War carried out all Military Water Supplies, Reservoirs and Camp Installations in the Alexandria District; resigned in 1920 to take up private practice in London. Paper for Inst. C.E. 1907 on "Supply of Potable Water to the town of Alexandria, Egypt." Club: Conservative, London. Address: 4, Lime Street, London, E.C.3. T. A.: "Blagden, London." T. N.: Avenue 5794.

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