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James Pickles Wilkinson (1852-1914)
1914 Obituary 
JAMES PICKLES WILKINSON died at Marple on the 31st March, 1914, aged 62.
Having served his articles with Mr. Richard Horsfall, of Halifax, he became Engineer to the Newton Heath Local Board in 1881. When the district was absorbed into the City of Manchester in 1890 he passed into the service of the Corporation, and was engaged on the main drainage scheme and its extensions.
In 1898 he commenced private practice and designed the extensive works for the biological treatment of Manchester sewage at Davyhulme, as well as sewerage and sewage-disposal works for many local bodies and for the Admiralty.
Mr. Wilkinson was elected an Associate Member of The Institution on the 1st February, 1887, and was transferred to the class of Members on the 10th January, 1905.