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James Humphrey Evans

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James Humphrey Evans (1878-1945)

1946 Obituary [1]

JAMES HUMPHREY EVANS was identified with technical education throughout his professional career. He was born in 1878 and educated at University College, Cardiff, obtaining first-class honours in the mechanical engineering course of the City and Guilds College and, in addition, a first-class final teachers certificate of the College for proficiency in metalwork.

After serving his apprenticeship with Mr. Charles D. Phillips, of Newport, Monmouth, from 1896 to 1899, he continued in the latter's employment as a draughtsman for another year. He then became assistant teacher of engineering at the school of Science, Limehouse, and four years later accepted a position as teacher in the same subject at the Stanley Science and Art School, St. Pancras, with which institution he continued to be associated for over thirty years until his retirement in 1938.

For some years he was senior handicraft master. Other positions he filled were those of organizer and director of the engineering workshops at the East Ham Technical College; lecturer in metalwork to the London County Council, and lecturer to the Essex County Council Teachers' Training Classes. He was the co-author with Mr. Hugh Adams of a book on "Metalwork", and author of another book entitled "Constructional Metalwork". He also rendered valuable services as senior metalwork tutor at the Bournemouth Summer School.

Mr. Evans, whose death occurred on 11th April 1945, had been an Associate Member of the Institution since 1908.

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