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George Molyneux Park

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George Molyneux Park (1858-1924) of Ashton, Frost and Co

1911 Living at Roden, Blackburn: G. M. Park (age 53 born Liverpool), Mechanical Engineer, Managing Director, Stationary Engines, Millwrights, Iron Founders - Employer. With his wife Mary.[1]

1924 Obituary [2]

GEORGE MOLYNEUX PARK was born near Liverpool on 27th January 1858.

On leaving school he was apprenticed to Messrs. Clayton, Goodfellow and Co., Atlas Engineering Works, Blackburn, and on its completion he became draughtsman at the Bank Top Engineering Works for a number of years.

For a short period he was employed by Messrs. J. and R. Shorrock, of Darwen, having charge of the engineering department.

About the year 1892 he returned to the Bank Top Engineering Works of Messrs. Ashton, Frost and Co. to become Manager, and later became Managing Director.

This position he held until 1912, when he started on his own account as a consulting engineer. Among his inventions may be mentioned a sludge press for sewage work and a device for cooling cement clinker.

His death took place at his residence at St. Annes-on-Sea, on 29th March 1924, at the age of sixty-six.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1911.

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