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Percy Richard Bradford

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Percy Richard Bradford (1877-1913)

1913 Obituary [1]

PERCY RICHARD BRADFORD was born in London on 18th January 1877.

He was educated at Rugby, Hanover, and Berlin, and in 1894 was articled to Mr. S. R. J. Smith, F.R.I.B.A., London. During the period of his articles he was engaged on the construction of iron and steelwork on various buildings, including the Tate Gallery, Millbank; Cripplegate Institute, London, etc.

In 1896 he entered the office of his father — Mr. William Bradford, of London — who is a brewers' consulting engineer, and was engaged on the designing of plant for breweries.

Two years later he joined his father in partnership, and took an active part in the business of his firm, among which may be mentioned the design of plant for the Cannon Brewery, London; Mile End Distillery; Charrington and Co.'s Brewery; Taylor, Walker and Co.'s Brewery; Mann, Crossman and Paulin's Brewery; Cheltenham Brewery, etc.

He had travelled extensively, principally to study methods of construction.

His death took place in London from pneumonia, on 19th February 1913, at the age of thirty-six.

He was elected an Associate Member of this Institution in 1908; he was also a Member of the Architectural Association and of the Institute of Brewing.

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