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Alfred Dryland

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Alfred Dryland (1865-1946)

1946 Obituary [1]

ALFRED DRYLAND was born at Aldington, Kent, on the 2nd March, 1865, and died at Kingston-on-Thames on the 26th November, 1946.

After receiving his practical engineering training under the late Mr. A. W. Conquest, A.M.I.C.E., Borough Surveyor of Folkestone, he was appointed, in 1883, Borough Surveyor of Deal.

From 1891 to 1898 he was Assistant County Surveyor of Kent, in charge of 136 miles of main roads in the north-west of the county, adjoining London.

From 1898 to 1906 he was County Surveyor of Herefordshire and Engineer and Architect to the County and City Asylum; from 1902 he also acted as architect to the County Education Committee.

In 1906 he was appointed County Surveyor of Wiltshire, and in 1908 County Surveyor of Surrey; whilst from 1920 to 1932 he was County Surveyor of Middlesex....[more]

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