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Lawrence Wyld

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Lawrence Wyld (1886-1948)

1949 Obituary [1]

"LAWRENCE WYLD, B.Sc., was connected with technical education during the whole of his professional career, and at the time of his death, which occurred on 5th February 1948, in his sixty-second year, was principal of the Cumberland Technical College, Workington. He held this position for three years, previous to which he had been vice-principal and head of the engineering department for nearly thirty years. He was educated at University College, Nottingham, where he graduated B.Sc. in engineering (London). On the conclusion of a three years' apprenticeship with Messrs. Yarrow and Company, Ltd., in 1909, he began his career as a teacher with the post of lecturer in engineering at the Portsmouth Municipal College of Technology, which was followed by similar appointments at the West Ham Technical Institute and Rutherford Technical College, New castle upon Tyne, where he also acted as part-time instructor in the drawing office of Messrs. C. A. Parsons and Company, Ltd. He was elected an Associate of the Institution in 1922 and was transferred to Associate Membership in 1924."

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