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Leopold Leighton

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Leopold Leighton (c1885-1964), engineer-in-chief of the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board

1964 Obituary [1]

Mr Leopold Leighton, O.B.E. (Member), who was a member of the Institution for over 50 years, died in May at the age of 79.

A native of Hull, Mr Leighton joined the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board in 1914. He rose steadily to become Engineer-in-chief to the Board in 1941, retiring in 1949 with an impressive list of developments and improvements to his credit. Chief among these were his designs for the Canada Dock river entrance and the Waterloo river entrance.

1964 Obituary [2]

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