When Ken­neth met the Queen

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Special Report -

An only child, Ken­neth Hut­ton was born in Brad­ford in 1931 and re­ceived a schol­ar­ship to Belle Vue High School. He stud­ied civil en­gi­neer­ing on a schol­ar­ship at Liver­pool Univer­sity from 1949-52 then be­gan work­ing in the en­gi­neers de­part­ment at the town coun­cil in Hal­i­fax. Ken­neth, who was flu­ent in Ger­man, un­der­took Na­tional Ser­vice for two years from 1954 which saw him serve with the Royal En­gi­neers in Ger­many, help­ing with re­con­struc­tion projects in the coun­try.

The fol­low­ing decade then saw him take on the chal­lenge of help­ing to de­velop the towns of Skelmers­dale (west of Wi­gan) and Telford (in Shropshire), be­fore he moved to Peter­bor­ough to be­come the chief en­gi­neer of the Devel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion. Ken­neth met the Queen and Prince Philip in May 1988 with pho­tos taken at Lynch Wood. Ken­neth’s son Adrian said he be­lieved the pho­tos were taken at the open­ing of the then head of­fice of Nor­wich and Peter­bor­ough Build­ing So­ci­ety with the Queen start­ing a com­mem­o­ra­tive foun­tain there.

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