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Cecil Hadden

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Cecil Hadden (c1899-1944)

1945 Obituary [1]

CECIL HADDEN retained a close connection with engineering in the Nottingham district throughout his career. He was educated at the University College and served his apprenticeship with Messrs. J. F. Squire, Ltd., from 1914 to 1916. After gaining experience for a brief period with the Cantie Switch Company, he began an association with Messrs. Lee and Hunt, Ltd., machine tool makers, which lasted for twenty-four years.

During that period he tilled the positions of journeyman, fitter, and tester, shop and works foreman, and finally works manager. In addition he lectured on workshop practice to evening classes at the University College. In 1941 he became managing director of the Simpkin Engineering Company, Ltd., and held that appointment until his death, which occurred on 19th April 1944 at the age of forty-five.

Mr. Hadden was elected Associate Member of the Institution in 1938.

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