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Herbert Stubbs

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Herbert Stubbs (1872-1948)

1949 Obituary [1]

"HERBERT STUBBS was connected with technical education in Wolverhampton and neighbourhood during the whole of his professional career.

He was born in 1872 and received his education at the Municipal School of Arts and at the Technical School in Birmingham. On the completion of a six years' apprenticeship at the Birmingham works of Messrs. Nettlefolds in 1894, he began his career as a teacher of engineering subjects in the schools of the Wolverhampton School Board, for whom he inaugurated classes in manual instruction and mechanical science. In addition he acted as science master at a branch school of the Municipal School of Art and at some period held the same position at the Handsworth (Birmingham) Technical School. During the war of 1914-18 he was manager of the munitions training centre. He retired from the position of supervisor of craft and technical instruction in the borough, which he had held for some years, in 1937. Mr. Stubbs was an Associate Member of the Institution for forty-seven years, having been elected in 1901. His death occurred in February 1948."

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