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Henry Winteringham

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Henry Winteringham ( -1877)

1877 Obituary [1]

MR. HENRY WINTERINGHAM was born at Willoughby, Lincolnshire.

He was educated at Louth, and commenced his professional career under Mr. Hawksley, Past-President Inst. C.E., by whom he was employed on various gas and water works.

From 1846 to 1850 he was the Resident Engineer on the Ambergate, Nottingham, and Boston railway under the late Mr. Rastrick, M. Inst. C.E.

On the termination of that engagement he practised for three years on his own account as a Civil Engineer.

In October 1853 he entered the service of the Great Indian Peninsula Railway Company, and in the following month joined the staff then engaged under Mr. R. W. Graham, 31, Inst. C.E., in making the preliminary survey of the north-eastern portion of the line. In this capacity Mr. Winteringham passed through the subordinate grade of second to that of first-class engineer, which latter appointment he held until August 1858, when he left the company’s service to survey some coffee plantations on the Malabar coast for Messrs. Leckie and Co., of Bombay. After this ho was again in practice on his own account, for some years in India, and then in London.

In 1869 he went to South America as Peruvian Government Engineer.

He returned home in November 1876, and lived at Iver, Bucks, until his death, which occurred on the 8th of August, 1877.

Mr. Winteringham was elected a Member of the Institution on the 1st of March, 1864.

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