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Association of Municipal and Sanitary Engineers and Surveyors

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of Council Chamber, Moor Street, Birmingham.

The object of this Association are the promotion and interchange among its members of that species of knowledge and practice which falls within the department of an engineer or surveyor engaged in the discharge of the duties imposed by the Public Health, Local Government, and other Sanitary Acts: the promotion of the professional interests of the members, and the general promotion of the object of sanitary science. Quote taken from The Engineer 1875/04/30.

1873 Inaugural meeting held at the Institution of Civil Engineers in London; Lewis Angell was chairman pro tem[1]

1874 The President was Lewis Angell. Members listed as present are in The Engineer 1874/06/19 page 402:

Mr. Lewis Angell, C.E., F.R.I .B.A. (London), President of the Association occupied the chair.

There were also present, Messrs. J. Lemon, O.E., F.R.I. B.A. (Southampton), Vice-President; C. Jones, C.E. (Ealing), Secretary; J. W. Gimdle, C.E. (Hereford), E. Pritchard, C.B. (Warwick) ; Hon. Sec. for the Midland Counties; T. D. Thornburn, C.E. (Birkenhead); R. Vawser, C.E. (Warrinton), District Sec. for Lancashire and Cheshire· W. S. Till, C.E. (Birmingham); G. G. Clarke, C.E. (Ramsgate), Hon. Secretary for the Home Counties; A. W. Fowler, C.E. (Salford); E. L. Stephens, C.E. (Leicester); W. Newey (Harborne); M. E. Buckham. (Ipswich) ; G. Cole (Hereford) ; J. Banks (Kendal) ; E. E. Sharman (Wellingborough); J . Mangham (Great Grimsby); J. Lobley (Hanley); E. Betteridge (Balsall Heath): T. W. Bayliss (Redditch).T. T. Allen (Stratford-on-Avon); G. R. S. Escott (Halifax); B. H. Valle (Stow-on-the-Wold); G. H. Stayton (Ryde); R. Davidson (Leamington) ; Cartwright (Dunkinfield); J. Devis (Oldbury) ; Standing (Garston) ; Davey (Maidonhead) ; J. E. Palmer (Great Malvern) ; Hall (Liverpool); Watson (Crowe); W. A. Richardson (Tranmere); Boys (Walsall); E. Monson (Acton, London); J. Wood (Sidmouth); B. Baker (Willenhall); W. Batten (Alton) ; A. Comber (Kidderminster); J. Robinson (Ashton-under-Lyne); and Jacob (Barrow-in-Furness). [2]

1883 Annual meeting held in Oxford

1884 Annual meeting in Newcastle upon Tyne. W. H. White retired from the presidency and was succeeded by W. G. Laws of Newcastle; the Association was broadened to include membership from Scotland and Ireland.

1885 Mr Vawser, borough engineer of Manchester, became President of the Association of Municipal and Sanitary Engineers [3]

1886 Annual meeting held in Hanley[4], Mr Lobley borough engineer of Hanley, became President

1887 The new Sanitary Board would be composed of members of the Sanitary Institute, the RIBA, and the Association of Municipal and Sanitary Engineers and Surveyors[5]

1889 Mr Boulnois was president[6]

1891 Became the Incorporated Association of Municipal and County Engineers[7]


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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1873/05/09
  2. The Engineer 1874/06/19 Page 402.
  3. The Times June 26, 1885
  4. The Engineer 1886/07/02
  5. The Times Feb. 26, 1887
  6. The Times July 8, 1889
  7. The Times Mar. 21, 1891