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Charles Bernard Baker

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Charles Edward Baker (1832-1881)

1881 Obituary [1]

MR. CHARLES BERNARD BAKER, second son of W. Baker, M.D., of Derby, was born in 1832, and was educated at the grammar schools of Derby and of Stamford. In 1850 he became a pupil of W. H. Barlow, V.P.R.S., Past-President Inst. C.E., and remained in the same office as an assistant until 1855.

He then joined the staff of Liddell and Gordon, by whom he was employed as an assistant on the Leicester and Hitchin extension of the Midland railway, and afterwards acted for one year as resident engineer on the Wimbledon and Epsom branch of the London and South-Western system, for Messrs. Locke and Errington, MM. Inst. C.E.

In 1861 he rejoined Mr. Barlow’s staff, the position then assigned to him being that of resident engineer of the Whitacre and Nuneaton railway ; and afterwards one of the resident engineers on the London and Bedford, and on the Mansfield and Southwell lines, also belonging to the Midland Railway Company.

Mr. Baker was engineer on his own behalf to the Mansfield Waterworks, which were carried out under his direction.

In 1874 Mr. Baker entered into partnership with Mr. Barlow and his son, Mr. Crawford Barlow, M. Inst. C.E., and so remained until his death . . .

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