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Herbert Kirkhouse

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Herbert Kirkhouse ( -1904)

1904 Obituary in The Engineer. One of the proprietors of Tylorstown Collieries, Rhondda Valley [1]


1904 Obituary [2]

HERBERT KIRKHOUSE died at his residence at Pontsticill, near Merthyr, on September 3, 1904, at the age of seventy-two. He was well-known Welsh mining engineer, who had been prominently connected during the past half-century with the development of the mining industry in the Aberdare and Rhondda valleys. He came of a well-known Merthyr family, formerly connected with the Cyfartha Works, Dowlais.

Though more especially remembered in association with the Hirwain and Tylorstown Collieries, he had a great reputation as an advisory engineer throughout the South Wales coalfield. He was also connected with the slate industries of North Wales and Pembrokeshire. He was a magistrate for the counties of Glamorgan and Brecknock, a member of the Brecon County Council, and a Fellow of the Geological Society of London, and a past-president of the South Wales Institute of Engineers.

He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1899.


1904 Obituary [3]



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