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Hugh Pritchard

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Hugh Pritchard (1863-1922)

1923 Obituary [1]

HUGH PRITCHARD was born at Bangor, N. Wales, in 1863, and served his apprenticeship at Messrs. De Winton's Foundry in Carnarvon, afterwards becoming a marine engineer.

A few years later he was appointed engineer to the Vaynol Estate, which included the Llanberis Slate Quarries and dockyard at Port Dinorwic.

This position he held until his death, which took place on 1st September 1922, at the age of fifty-nine, following a motor-cycle accident.

For some years he was also consulting engineer to the Bangor Corporation.

He became an Associate Member of this Institution in 1896, and a Member in 1899.

1923 Obituary [2]

HUGH PRITCHARD, M.I.Mech.E., who died on the 1st September, 1922, in his sixtieth year, was educated at Friar's School, Bangor, afterwards serving a five years' apprenticeship with John Jones, Liverpool, subsequently he served for a period of years through various grades of Marine Engineering, finally becoming Chief Engineer of the late Mr. G. W. Duff Assheton-Smith's Steam Yacht "Pandore."

Afterwards, he became Consulting Engineer to the Bangor and Carnarvon Corporations, subsequently being appointed Superintendent Engineer of the Dinowic Slate Quarries, Dinowic Quarry Steamships and. Port Dinowic Dry-Dock, Ship and Boiler Repairing Works, which position lie held at the time of his death.

Mr. Pritchard was elected a Member of the Liverpool Engineering Society in 1918.

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