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Bernard James Belsher

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Bernard James Belsher (1874- )

1922 Assoc.M.Inst. C.E.,A.M.I.Mech.E., Licentiate R.I.B.A., M.Inst. M. and Cy.E., Borough Engr., Municipal Offices, Raine Street, Wapping, Stepney, E.I. T. N.: Avenue 4501. b. 1874; eldest s. of the late Rev. James Belsher of Fetter Lane Congregational Church, London, Watford and Bristol; m. younger d. of the late Captain James Home, of the "Loch Garry," of London and Melbourne. Training at the Merchant Venturers Tech. and Sc. Coll., Bristol, on science side; practical course in metal, forge and carpentering workshops. Passed Institution of Civil Engineering qualifying examinations. Served as articled pupil to Foster and La Trobe, architects and surveyors, of Bristol; Engineering Draughtsman to Llewellins and James, engineers, of Bristol; a principal assistant in the Engineer and Surveyor's Department of the Islington Municipality; the Assistant Engineer and Surveyor to the Board of Works for the District of Whitechapel; the Deputy and afterwards Borough Engineer of Stepney (Metropolitan Borough).

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