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George Henry Holt

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George Henry Holt ( -1904) of Brierley and Holt

1906 Obituary [1]

GEORGE HENRY HOLT received his engineering training under the late Mr. Joseph Brierley, of Blackburn, from 1864 to 1867, and on the expiration of his pupilage he assisted Mr. Brierley on various sanitary works carried out by that gentleman, including sewerage and drainage works for Ulverston, Kendal, Prescot and Blackburn.

In 1873 Mr. Holt was taken into partnership by Mr. Brierley, in conjunction with whom he carried on an extensive consulting practice until the latter’s death in 1902.

Mr. Holt died at his residence in Preston Road, Blackburn, on the 12th November, 1904. He was an enthusiastic supporter of local musical societies, and as a Freemason he filled various offices in connection with the craft.

He was elected an Associate Member of the Institution on the 12th January, 1875.

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