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Hudson Clough Parkinson

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Hudson Clough Parkinson (1855-1925)

1925 Obituary [1]

HUDSON CLOUGH PARKINSON was born in 1855 and received his early education at the Grammar School, Bradford, Yorks.

He served his apprenticeship in the works of Messrs. Thwaites Brothers, engineers, of the same town, and during those indenture years, 1872-1876, pursued his technical studies by attending classes at the Bradford Mechanics' Institution, the Yorkshire College at Leeds, and later on at the Finsbury Technical College, London.

He then spent two years with Messrs. Greenwood and Batley, Leeds, and Messrs. Easton and Anderson, Erith, gaining experience in shop practice, and in 1878 became a draughtsman with Messrs. Woodhouse and Mitchell, Brighouse, Yorkshire.

Four years later he entered the drawing office of Messrs. J. and A. Gwynne, Hammersmith, followed in 1886 by an engagement as assistant to the chief engineer at Messrs. Tangye's, Birmingham.

In 1889 he was appointed Mechanical Engineer at the Bristol Docks, and this position he held up to the time of his death, which occurred on 8th April 1925.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1895.

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