Person    | Male  Born 23/8/1909  Died 28/7/2001

Eric Bedford

Categories: Architecture

Eric Bedford

Designed the Post Office Tower. Chief architect for the Ministry of Public Building and Works, 1951 - 1970.

Andrew Behan has researched Bedford: Eric Bedford was born on 23 August 1909 in Halifax, Yorkshire the youngest of the three children of Harry and Ada Bedford. His father was a Card Setting Machine Tenter. The 1911 census shows the family living at 9 Hermon Grove, Parkinson Lane, Halifax, Yorkshire. In 1938 he married Elsie Winifred Maynard Steele in Epping, Essex and the 1939 England a Wales Register shows him living with his wife and his widowed mother-in-law, Eleanor Anne Steel at 3 The Laurels, Palmerston Road, Buckhurst Hill, Essex. His occupation is given as a Chartered Architect. He died, aged 91 years, on 28 July 2001 in hospital in Worcester.

Andrew points out that Bedford's date of birth various depending on source. We have used that given by England and Wales Civil Death Registration Index. Telegraph obituary.

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Eric Bedford

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Cunningham bust

Unveiled by Prince Philip in 1967. Inside the bust there is a ½ pint Guinness...

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Major Byron F. Caws

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Herbert Gribble

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