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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 4:07 pm 

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The Leader, March 6th 1920
YOUNG BURNLEY SCIENTISTS SUCCESS
On the unanimous recommendation of the Health Committee the Manchester City Council on Wednesday appointed as City Analyst Mr Harri Heap, M.Sc, F.I.C., in succession to Mr Charles Escourt, resigned. Mr Escourt has been City Analyst for a long number of years, and has now retired. Mr Heap's appointment is all the more remarkable in that his qualifications and work in Manchester for the past fifteen years have secured for him the post, which he was offered on the recommendation of higher authorities. His success in obtaining such a post - a plum of the profession, and one regarded as a final objective-at the early age of 36 is both a credit to Mr Heap's abilities and reputation and to the town of which he is a native.
He is the older son of Mr James Henry Heap, of Thursby Square, Burnley and brother of Mrs Harry Ogden, who also holds a degree in science. Mr Harri Heap, when he left the Burnley Grammar School, went to the Borough Laboratory under Mr Raymond Ross, Borough Analyst with whom he remained five years. From there he went to the Manchester University, and graduated B.Sc. in 1906 with honours, showing marked success in certain subjects appertaining to public health. Within a month of his graduation, and at the early age of 22, he was appointed to the post of Lecturer on Chemistry as applied to Public Health and State medicine at the Manchester University - a post he has held ever since with great distinction. Indeed, he has become recognised as an authority on the subject. At the same time he was appointed Chief Analyst to Professor Sheridan Delepine, Professor of Bacteriology and Director of the Public Health department at the University, and he has proved himself indispensable to that gentleman, insomuch that, we understand, he is to be allowed to retain his present University position along with his new duties.
Mr Heap has done a vast amount of research work on public health questions, and has been called in on many occasions to investigate epidemics - and particularly several cases of widespread ptomaine poisoning, etc. He has also conducted numerous special private investgations, and has solved many trade problems, especially in regard to the utilisation of waste products. In 1909 he gained his M.Sc degree, and he has also the degrees of F.C.S., F.I.C., etc. For many years he has been Examiner in Sanitary Chemistry at the University of Manchester, and has been consultant Public Analyst for several Boroughs. Mr Heap has, in addition, been analyst under the Board of Agriculture for the Manchester area, and during the partial relinquishing of duties by Mr Escourt has done much for the City Council. This work, along with his fine record, have obtained for him this most important and lucrative post on the invitation and recommendation of the City Health Authority.
Mr Harri Heap, who resides in Didsbury, is exceedingly well known in Burnley. He married Miss Sutcliffe, daughter of Mr A.F. Sutcliffe, Borough Coroner and Clerk of the Peace, and Mrs Sutcliffe, of Western Avenue.


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