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Henry Fines Richards

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Henry Fines Richards (1867- )

1922 Assoc.M.Inst.C.E., Public Works Engineer, 9, St. Paul's Road, Richmond, Surrey; b. 1867. Ed. King's College School, Strand, and evening classes King's College, London. Articled pupil 1884-7 of Dawson and Fyson, consulting engineers, Westminster. Engineering assistant to various firms engaged upon iron and steelwork of Metropolitan and Metropolitan District City Extension, St. Paul's Station of L.C. and D. Railway and Tower Bridge, of gates for locks of Assuan Dam and of Cromer sea protection works. Inspector of permanent way and bridge material in Belgium and France; Assistant Resident Engineer of construction of Saragossa to Mediterranean Railway; Resident Engineer of Tal-y-cafn Bridge, Boston Town Bridge, Newcastle-on-Tyne Quay Improvement, Reinforced Concrete Hoppers for Penmaenmawr Granite Quarries and of reinforced concrete bridges and viaduct at Rochdale; Contractors' Engineer for bridges at Astley, Satterthwaite and Tuckton Creek, for Marine Palace Pier at Brighton, and the foundations, masonry, paving, etc., of 700 ft. rigid airship shed. War Services.—Assistant Stores Officer to Ministry of Munitions; Special Constable and Volunteer Training Corps, and on construction of shed for Admiralty which housed the first rigid airship delivered to the R. N. A. S.

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