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William Augustus Richardson

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William Augustus Richardson (1823-1902)


1903 Obituary [1]

. . . . In 1853 he became an Assistant to the late James Newlands, Borough Engineer, and three years later he was appointed Surveyor to the Waterloo-with-Seaforth Local Board, for which he carried out a new sewerage scheme.

In 1860 he was appointed Surveyor to the late Tranmere Local Board, for which he designed and carried out schemes of sewerage and road-making. He also acted as Resident Engineer, under the late Sir (then Mr.) Robert Rawlinson, Past-President, on the Tranmere Waterworks, and he was afterwards appointed Water Engineer to the Board, in which capacity he designed and carried out various works, including wells, headings, boreholes and an engine-house.

In December, 1880, after the incorporation of the late Tranmere Local Board, Mr. Richardson was appointed Water Engineer to the Borough of Birkenhead, . . . [more]



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