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John Tunstall

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John Tunstall (1838-1905)

1905 Obituary [1]

JOHN TUNSTALL, born in 1838, commenced his professional career as a pupil of Mr. Joseph Witty, Surveyor, of City Road, London.

In 1856 he joined the engineering staff of the Great Northern Railway under the late Mr. Walter Marr Brydone, then Engineer-in-Chief, and remained in the Company’s service under Mr. Brydone and his successor, Mr. Richard Johnson and Mr. Alexander Ross, until his death, at 141 Lordship Road, Stoke Newington, on the 6th March, 1905, a period of nearly 50 years.

During the greater part of this time, as chief of one of the offices, he superintended the preparation of the parliamentary and other plans; and in addition to surveying and parliamentary work, he from time to time prepared designs for bridges, and was entrusted by Mr. Johhson with the design and execution of the goods warehouses at Farringdon Road and at Bread Street. In private life, Mr. Tunstall was known as an accomplished musician and organist.

He was elected an Associate of the Institution on the 28th May, 1878, and was subsequently placed in the class of Associate Members.

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