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Henry Leonard Hinnell

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Henry Leonard Hinnell (1863- )

1922 M.Inst.C.E., Civil Engineer (Sanitary Works, Main Drainage and Sewage Purification), 41 Corporation Street, Manchester. T. N.: 2198 City. b. 1863; 3rd s. of late R. G. Hinnell, Town Clerk, of Bolton; m. Gertrude, d. of John Walker, flannel manufacturer, of Rochdale. Ed. Church of England Educational Institution, Bolton, and Manchester University. Articled to Jonas Proctor, M.Inst.C.E., Borough Engineer, Bolton. Engineer's Assistant to Nottingham Corporation, entered into private practice in 1884. In 1892 in partnership with C. F. Murphy, and was engaged by Bolton, Eccles, Haslingden, Rawtenstall, Bacup and Middleton Corporations, and by the District Councils of Whitworth, Limehurst, Poulton, Altrincham, Horwich and Ulverston, to design and carry out Main Sewerage and Sewage Purification Works and also schemes for the disposal of refuse. Designed and carried out works for refuse purification from manufacturers, bleachers, dyers. Also designed and supervised buildings for electricity works, tanneries, paper works, mills and weaving sheds. Engaged as expert upon many municipal schemes for many corporations. Chairman of Whitefield District Council and Churchwarden at Bolton, Stand and Alderley Churches. Publication: "Treatment of Sewage." War Services.—Took active interest in the Volunteer formation. Member of the Knutsford Battalion, 191 5-9.

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