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Who was W.J. Hughes

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Brian Abbott31/01/2019 15:52:05
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Hello Guys..

Who was W.J. Hughes, anyone have any information ?


Clive Brown 131/01/2019 16:19:14
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He was a respected contributor to ME in the '60s/ '70s. Mainly known for very detailed constructional series for 1.5" scale Allchin TE. At the time of his death he was describing a Marshal(?) portable engine. I think that he acted as a ME Exhibition juudge for road vehicles.

AFAIK he was a schoolteacher by profession, lived in Sheffield area.

Edited By Clive Brown 1 on 31/01/2019 16:24:25

Nick Clarke 331/01/2019 17:33:34
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There is a brief obituary of W. J. Hughes by Martin Evans in the Model Engineer Volume 143 No 3565 15-31 July 1977 and a bit fuller appreciation by Arnold Throp (also from Sheffield) in the next issue No 3566 5-18 August 1977.

W.J. Hughes also wrote under the nom de plume of 'Northener'

Brian Abbott01/02/2019 22:19:43
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Thanks both for the rely's

Just intetested as i have seen his name on quite a few drawings,


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