Ticket office Pl. Wolności 2, Admission 5/3zł.
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The School Director, Mr. JörnBuck, gave a warm welcome to the honorary guests, the teachers and the pupils. Official speeches were delivered by Senator Ties Rabe, the Chairman of the Guild of Installers and Plumbers Mr. Fritz Schellhorn, and Mr. Bottländer, head of personnel at e.on-Hanse.
Dr. Ortwin Pelc, from the Museum of Hamburg History, delivered a comprehensive lecture on the achievements of William Lindley in Hamburg. His lecture was illustrated with many great photographs from the collections of the Museum.
Eugen Deubner and Rainer Schulz, Chairman of Hamburger Institut für Berufliche Bildung (which is the organizational unit managing all the vocational schools of Hamburg) were asked to unveil the sculpture and the sign with the new name of the school.
Eugen Deubner’s short speech ended with handing over a gift to the headmaster - a framed copy of the picture of the famous section of the sewage canal designed by William Lindley for Warsaw. The design was made in the workshop of William H. Lindley in Frankfurt am Main and included a bilingual description in German and Polish.
Ryszard Żelichowski, acting as the president of Societas Lindleiana, congratulated the Director on the perfect organization of this event and the excellent idea of giving the school the name of William Lindley. He also passed on to Mr. Buck a letter of congratulations from the chairman of the board of the Water Supply and Sewage Company in Warsaw, together with a copy of the album “125 years of Warsaw Municipal Waterworks 1886-2011”.
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Die Umbenennung möchten wir am 14. November 2012 in der Zeit von 13:30 Uhr bis ca. 16:00 Uhr
in einem Festakt in der Aula mit Ihnen feiern. Als Gäste kommen Herr Senator Ties Rabe, Herr Obermeister Fritz Schellhorn (Vorsitzender der Innung Sanitär, Heizung, Klempner), Herr Dr. Ortwin Pelc (Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte) und Frau Katrin Lindley (Ururenkelin) zum Festakt.
construction of a network supplying water Lublin was to the german engineer
Adolf Weisblatt. T
The Water Tower itself was build in the period 1897-1899 at then Bernardine
Square, Freedom Square today. The official
opening took place on 1 July 1899.
tower was built in the fashionable neo-Gothic style somewhat reminiscent of the
medieval towers of defense. The
Tower was crowned with battlements, while inside there was a tank, which could
accommodate up to 150 cubic meters of water pumped by two steam pumps. The
tower was made of bricks brought from Volhynia. The
network designed by Weisblat consisted of artesian wells and drainage system.
a result of fighting at the end of the second world the water tower was completely burnt down and in
1946 the tower was dismantled. Moreover, vanished
houses, which stood in its neighborhood.
In 2003, because of changes in Freedom Square decided to mark the water tower - a place where once stood are marked dark cobbles. In 2004, the Municipal Water and Sewage Company decided to put money in a new fountain at Freedom Square. In the middle of the fountain bowl bronze monument was erected - miniature old water tower.
Photo: R. Żelichowski, April 2012
On 19 January 2012, passed away Robert Hugh Lindley Egerton (1931-2012), grandson
of Robert Lindley, age 80 (for friends and family Robin).
Robin's grandfather, Robert Searles Lindley worked in Warsaw as a deputy of his brother Heerlein William Lindley in the years 1881 to 1886. Robin, minerals geologist by profession, was born September 26, 1931. Most of his adult life he spent working in the overseas colonies of Great Britain. After his marriage with Claire Brune Priedaux he settled in Godstone, Surrey, which he inherited from his parents. Since 1989 he was retired. He died at a nearby hospital, 19January 2012 at the age of 80 years. He left his wife Claire and four children.
Funeral will take place on Thursday, 2nd February, 2 p.m., at St Nicholas Church: Church Lane, Godstone,
Surrey, RH9 8BW
He was one of the first descendants of the Lindleys in Britain, with whom I
contacted in the autumn of 1994. First we exchanged letters,
later I visted Godstone. Robin remembered perfectly the family's history and
shared with me anecdotes of the prewar period. Made available to me too many
precious family photographs. Some of them were p[rinted in the book "The Lindleys.
The family of civil-engineers." Robin and Claire twice visited Warsaw, in
2000 and 2006. The second time was associated with the Lindley family-reynion
in our city. Each time Robin visited excellent facilities built by his ancestors
in Warsaw in the 19th century he radiated with pride. Last time we have
seen each other was farewell to late Marie Lindley in 2010. He was frail, but
still full of good energy.
Today I write this short note to
give Him last farewell. We shared a thread of sympathy and Godstone house was a
magical place for me, the seat of the family. I was there always a welcome
Robin in English means also a beautiful bird - in Polish Rudzik. Today Robin is as free as a bird. Maybe part of his soul travels with each of the small Rudziks. Think of it when you see One..
Our thoughts are with his loved ones.
Richard and Hania Żelichowscy
SOCIETAS LINDLEIANA send its condolences to the EGERTON FAMILY.
Peace be upon him!
In December members and friends of Societas Lindeiana gathered for the last meeting in 2011.
It has been a good year for The Lindley Association. We have celebrated 125 years of water supply in Warsaw (actually first running water in Warsaw homes). We have also taken part in the conference on president of Warsaw Starynkiewicz, a friend and supporter of the Lindleys . Both events have been documented by publication of books. We have shared with you all the details of those remarkable achievements of our Society.
The time has come to wish you all, Dear Friends,
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND PROSPEROUES NEW YEAR 2012 !
For those of you missing the December snow we onclose nostalgic picture from the Lindley times.