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Ernest Leedham Widdowson

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Ernest Leedham Widdowson (c1878-1927) of Drakes


1927 Obituary [1]

ERNEST LEEDHAM WIDDOWSON, but for a brief period in the works of Messrs. Stead Brothers of Halifax, was throughout his career connected with Messrs. Drakes of Halifax, gas engineers and contractors, whose service he entered as a draughtsman in 1893.

In 1904 he went to South Wales to supervise the construction of gas-works plant, and he was subsequently appointed London representative of the firm. He held this position until 1921, and during this time negotiated several large contracts and acted as chief engineer for those carried out in the London district.

Mr. Widdowson became a Graduate of the Institution in 1900, an Associate Member in 1903, and a Member in 1920.

His death occurred on 14th November 1927 in his fiftieth year.



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