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Arthur Bromley Holmes

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Arthur Bromley Holmes (1849-1927) of Andrew Handyside and Co, Holmes and Vaudrey and later civil engineer with Liverpool Council

1849 Born in Derby

1868 Pupil under Mr A. Buchanan M.I.C.E. at Britannia Iron Works, Derby

1873 Started to work for Andrew Handyside and Co, working on construction and erection of large structures such as bridges, station roofs, etc

1880 Became an Associate of the Inst of Civil Engineers

1881 Arthur B. Holmes 31, mechanical engineer, lived in Derby with Elizabeth Holmes 33[1]

1882 Went into partnership with J. C. Vaudrey

1882 Published "The electric light popularly explained" by A. Bromley Holmes (Unknown Binding - 1882)

1883 Published "Practical electric lighting" by A. Bromley Holmes (Unknown Binding - 1883)

1883 Holmes and Vaudrey formed Liverpool Electric Supply Co

1888 Member of the Society of Telegraph Engineers and Electricians

1888 Became a Member of the Inst of Civil Engineers

1889 Messrs. Chamberlain and Hookham obtained a Provisional Order for Birmingham; eventually they disposed of this Order to Messrs. Holmes and Vaudrey of Liverpool.

In December 1889 the Birmingham Electric Supply Co Ltd. was formed to take up this Order. A site was acquired in Dale End, where a generating station and offices were erected.

1903 Appointed consulting engineer to Liverpool Corporation

1906 ORIGINAL PATENT APPLICATION NUMBER 6,644 FOR IMPROVEMENTS IN OR CONNECTED WITH THE INDICATION AT A DISTANCE, OR ELECTRICAL PRESSURES IN THE CONDUCTORS OF ELECTRICITY SUPPLY SYSTEMS (LIVERPOOL). by Arthur Bromley Holmes (Hardcover - 1 Jan 1906)

1911 Living at 36 Princes Avenue Liverpool: Arthur Bromley Holmes (age 61 born Derby), Civil Engineer - City Council. With his wife Elizabeth Holmes (age 63 born Derby). Two servants.[2]

1911 Left Liverpool Corporation

1927 Died in Liverpool

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Sources of Information

  1. 1881 census
  2. 1911 Census
  • Civil Engineer records