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George Edward Hall

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George Edward Hall (1843-1898)

1898 Obituary [1]

GEORGE EDWARD HALL was born at Salford on 29th August 1843.

After serving him time from 1554 to 1863 at the works of Messrs. Higgins and Sons, machinists, Salford, he was employed at the works of Messrs, Sharp, Stewart and Co., from 1863 to 1865 as turner sod screw-cutter.

He then became leading hand at Messrs. Higgins and Sons until 1869, when he entered the service of the Salford Corporation as an inspector in the lighting and scavenging department; and in 1876 he succeeded to the post of superintendent of the lighting department, and was also appointed to superintend the mechanical and wheelwrights' work.

To these duties was added in 1880 the superintendence of the scavenging department.

In 1892 on the amalgamation of the three districts of the borough he was appointed chief superintendent of the lighting and scavenging of the whole. In both departments he introduced various improvements, and as one of the first to employ destructors for disposing of refuse by burning he devoted much care and attention to improving their efficiency.

His death took place on 18th March 1898 at the age of fifty-four.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1892.

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