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Sutherland History Lecture. From Bomb Shelters to Postwar Buidings: 40 Years' Work as a Civil Engineer in Government

In March 1998 a ’profile’ of Francis Walley appeared in The Structural Engineer. In a subsequent issue (in Verulam), where there was a discussion on journal contents, a member from Rio de Janeiro protested that it should not include ‘a profile of an eminent retired engineer, aged nearly 80, whose most notable work appears to have been in the assessment of bomb-damaged buildings in the war‘. It was with some trepidation that I accepted the request to give the Sutherland History Lecture. F. Walley