Monday, 19 March 2012

The Sydney Harbour Bridge - another Fitzhenry connection

The Sydney Harbour Bridge was opened 80 years ago today on 19th March 1932. The engineer responsible for the detailed design was Ralph (later Sir Ralph) Freeman, of the London engineering company Douglas Fox & Partners.

Ralph Freeman's wife was Mary Lines, the fourth child of Joseph Lines and Jane Fitzhenry (both of London, England, family group 004 in the database). They were married at St Olaves Church, Stoke Newington London on 14th July and had four children Ralph (1911) James (1914) Patrick (1919) and Diana (1924). 

I have featured this family before, as three of Mary's brothers (Walter, William Joseph and George Edward) formed Triang Toys and Walter became chairman of Hamley's toy shop on Regents Street, London. (Link to the Triang toys story)

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