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.