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PRITCHARD , EDWARD ( 1839 - 1900 ), civil engineer , of Selly Oak , Birmingham ;

b. at Wrexham in Sept. 1839 . He began his career as borough surveyor of Clitheroe and was afterwards at Bedford and Warwick . He later went into private practice and was responsible for the building of waterworks, sewerage, and tramways in over 100 towns in Great Britain . He visited Constantinople to report on sewerage works and was engaged in similar duties at Cape Town and in a number of other South African municipalities. He was also a mining engineer and was engaged in the development of gold mining in Silesia under the Austro-Hungarian Government , and also by a syndicate working in British Columbia . He d. 11 May 1900 .

Sources:

  • Bye–Gones, relating to Wales and the Border Counties , 16 May 1900.

Author:

Elwyn Evans, M.A., Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959