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Griffith Roberts

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Griffith Roberts (1868-1899)

son of Thomas Roberts (1837-1900)

1899 Obituary [1]

GRIFFITH ROBERTS, born on the 6th September, 1868, was articled in 1884 for five years to his father, Mr. Thomas Roberts, of Portmadoc, whom he assisted in carrying out waterworks, sewerage, street improvements and sea defences.

Since January, 1891, he designed and carried out, in partnership with his father, sewage-disposal works at Festiniog, street improvements and the development of the South Beach at Pwllheli, an extension of Barmouth outfall sewer to 10 feet below low-water mark, underground surveys and direction of new workings at the Clogau Gold Mine, the Bodlyn Waterworks, and sea-walls and promenade at Criccieth.

Mr. Griffith Roberts died on the 7th March, 1899, after a long and painful illness, at the early age of 30.

He was elected an Associate Member of the Institution on the 6th March, 1894.

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