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John Breedon Everard

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1882. Foot bridge over the River Welland at Stamford.

John Breedon Everard (1845-1923), civil engineer of Leicester.

"The late Mr. John Breedon Everard, who died last week in his seventy-ninth year at Leicester, began his career in 1862, when he was articled to a firm of civil and mining engineers in South Yorkshire. In 1866, at, the expiration of his indenture, he was appointed resident engineer on the Kentish Town- St. Pancras section of the Midland Railway, then in course of construction. Two years later he set up a practice as a civil engineer in Leicester and identified himself with questions of water supply. He was largely concerned with the initiation of the Derwent Valley water scheme, under which Leicester, Nottingham, Sheffield, Derby and Derbyshire draw their supply jointly from the river Derwent. To his care there fell the execution of the Leicester section of the scheme from Sawley to Hallgates, a section including an aqueduct across the Trent and two covered service reservoirs, each holding two million gallons of water. In addition to his work in connection with water supply, Mr. Everard identified himself with sewage disposal and quarry engineering and through his firm, with architectural work. He was a member of the Civil Engineers, the Surveyors' Institute, the Geological Society, the British Architects and the Mining Institute." From The Engineer 1923/09/21[1]

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  1. The Engineer 1923/09/21