Legend of the lighthouse builder: how a British engineer in China helped connect East and West, while living life to the full

//Legend of the lighthouse builder: how a British engineer in China helped connect East and West, while living life to the full

Legend of the lighthouse builder: how a British engineer in China helped connect East and West, while living life to the full

Felicity Somers Eve was unaware of her great-grandfather’s achievements until she found a cardboard box in a damp corner of the loft at her mother’s house in 2009. And so from West Sussex, England, thanks to hundreds of objects, photographs, letters, technical drawings and other documents, she pieced together the work of David Marr Henderson and his colourful life, with much of his adulthood spent in China.Marr Henderson was a controversial, uncompromising civil engineer who worked for the…

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