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Eric D Newton (1937-2023)
Loss of a valued Industrial Archaeologist

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Eric Newton at the age of 86 on 14 August.

Eric was a retired civil engineer who, as Principal Engineer with Anglian Water, was involved in the planning, design and construction of all water supply improvement projects in the Lincoln area for many years.

After retirement in 1996 he played a strong role in both SLHA (Industrial Archaeology team) and the Lincoln Engineering Society. He shared his considerable knowledge of water supply in the County and wrote a number of informative articles about historic supply systems which were published in our journal or magazine.

Eric was always generous of his time and regularly joined colleagues on field trips and outings. He was a much valued friend and colleague.

August 2023

Beryl George
Untimely death of gifted local historian

The sudden death of Beryl George has shocked and saddened SLHA members.

Beryl was a very active local historian whose recent books on the Cornhill and Sincil Street area of Lincoln, published by the Lincolnshire Co-op, were much admired. She was a regular contributor to the Survey of Lincoln publications.

In SLHA she acted as Reviews Editor for Lincolnshire Past & Present, a role which she handled with skill and sensitivity.

May 2023