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Hubert Bewlay

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Hubert Bewlay (c1849-1925) of Thomas Piggott and Co.

1925 Obituary [1]

The death took place, on the 28th ult., at the age of eighty-two years, of Mr Hubert Bewlay, of 76, Alcester-road, Moseley.

Mr. Bewlay was born in Birmingham in 1843, and after leaving school became an articled pupil with Thomas Piggott and Co., engineers. His active connection with that firm extended over a period of sixty years, and it continued up to the time of his death. When the company was incorporated in 1892 he became a director, and at the time of his death, he was senior director.

Mr. Bewlay entered the Birmingham City Council on the extension of the city in 1911, and was elected one of the additional aldermen. He served on the Gas and Water Committees and his knowledge of engineering was of considerable value. He retired from the council two years ago. During the war period he devoted much of his time to the interests of Service men, and was associated with hospital work. He was a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

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