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John Allsopp

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John Allsopp (1848-1903)

1904 Obituary [1]

JOHN ALLSOPP, born on the 2nd August, 1848, served an apprenticeship to Messrs. Strutts, engineers and millwrights, of Milford, near Derby.

From 1869 to 1872 he was employed by Benton and Woodiwiss, contractors, in charge of important works on the Settle and Carlisle Railway and on the Duffield and Selston branch of the Midland Railway.

He was then engaged for four years on drainage and sewerage work, and in 1876 he was appointed Engineer and Surveyor to the Local Board of Health of Worksop, in which capacity he carried out the present sewerage system of that town.

In 1884 he resigned that post and devoted himself to private practice as an architect and surveyor. Mr. Allsopp was the first Engineer to the Worksop Waterworks Co.

He was kind and generous in disposition, and in his younger days a great athlete.

He died at Worksop on the 2nd November, 1903, at the age of 55.

Mr. Allsopp was elected an Associate Member of the Institution on the 6th April, 1880.

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