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William Edwards Shaw

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William Edwards Shaw (1851-1906)


1907 Obituary [1]

WILLIAM EDWARDS SHAW, born on the 6th May, 1851, was educated at Tettenhall, and obtained his practical training in the locomotive works of the Great Western Railway at Wolverhampton, and in the office of the late Mr. William Clarke, of Westminster.

He then became Agent and Engineer to his father-in-law, Mr. Henry Lovatt, Contractor, of Wolverhampton, and being subsequently taken into partnership, he was associated with that gentleman in the execution of many important contracts, among which may be mentioned the Burton reservoir, the Copenhagen tunnel and widening of the Great Northern Railway near King’s Cross, a section of the Barry Railway, and widening works for the Great Western Railway.

Mr. Shaw retired from business in 1890, and died at Llnndudno on the 4th October, 1906.

He was elected an Associate of The Institution on the 10th April, 1877, and was subsequently placed in the class of Associate Members.



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