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Thomas Waring

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Thomas Waring (1825-1891)


1891 Obituary [1] [2]

THOMAS WARING was born in 1825 at Wheatley Hall, Wooley, in the West Riding.

After serving a regular period of pupilage as an Engineering Surveyor, he entered the office of Messrs. T. L. Gooch and F. M. Young, and was employed by them on the construction of the Leeds and Bradford and Extension Railways.

This engagement having come to a close when all the works were completed, Mr. Waring became Contractor’s Engineer under Mr. Young. He carried out contracts on the Leeds Waterworks extensions under J. W. Leather; on the London and North- Western Railway branches under Mr. Woodhouse ; on the Furness Railway, and Ulverston and Lancashire Railway under Messrs. M'lean and Stileman. He was also engaged on some arbitrations at Sunderland Docks and other places.

In the autumn of 1854 Mr. Waring became Resident Engineer upon the Cardiff Sewage Works under Mr. Hawkshaw, and the office of Surveyor to the Local Board of Health of Cardiff falling vacant in the following year, that appointment was also offered to Mr. Waring. The carrying out of the Sewerage Works was not effected without some difficulty ; the severe weather in 1855, together with financial difficulties, and the necessity of opposing a scheme which would have compelled the drainage of all Butetown into the packet slip, delayed the final completion, which was not effected till 1857. . . . [more]



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