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date: 26 September 2022

Blake, David Charles free

Blake, David Charles free

Eur Ing, CEng, FIMechE

Born 23 Sept. 1936; s of Walter David John Blake and Ellen Charlotte Blake; m 1st, 1959, Della Victoria Stevenson (marr. diss. 1996); two s; 2nd, 1996, Christine Emmett; one d

Partner, Bee Services, since 1996


South East Essex Technical Sch.; South East Essex Technical Coll.


British Transport Commn, later British Railways Board, 1953–96: Engrg apprentice, Stratford Locomotive Works, 1953–57; Technical Management, BR Eastern Reg., 1957–69; Construction Engr, W Coast Main Line Electrification, 1969–74; Area Maintenance Engineer: Motherwell Scottish Reg., 1974–75; Shields Scottish Reg., 1975–76; Rolling Stock Engr, Scottish Reg., 1976–78; Electrical Engr, E Reg., 1978–80; Chief Mechanical and Electrical Engr, Southern Reg., 1980–82; Director: Manufacturing and Maintenance Policy, BRB, 1983–87; Mech. and Elec. Engrg, BRB, 1987–90; Man. Dir, King’s Cross Projects Gp, BRB, 1990–93; Man. Dir, Vendor Unit, BRB, 1993–96. Non-executive Director: Engineering Link Ltd, 1999–2003; Leics County and Rutland PCT, 2006–09; Chm., Leics County and Rutland Community Health Services, 2009–11. Gov., St Mary & St John C of E Voluntary Aided Primary Sch., North Luffenham, 2004–08


gardening, hill walking


The Coach House, 9 Sycamore Lane, Wymondham, Leics LE14 2AZ

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