Harold P. Bastie, Alderman
Person Male Born 24/2/1913 Died 5/8/1970
Chairman Highways Committee.
Andrew Behan researched Bastie: Harold Percival Doughty Bastie was born on 24 February 1913 and his birth was registered in Edmonton, Middlesex. He was the second child and only son of Percival Henry Bastie and Mary Georgina Bastie née Doughty. His father was a Manufacturing Electrical Engineer and the family lived at 86 Park Avenue South, Hornsey. They were still there according to the 1920 edition of the London City Directory, but electoral registers from 1924 to 1935 show the family at 7 Coniston Road, London, N.10. Electoral registers from 1936 to 1961 show the family residing at 6 Beech Drive, London, N.2, although both he and his father were registered to vote in local elections in 1945 & 1946 due their business property at 134 Bayham Street, London, N.W.1.
The 1939 England and Wales Register shows that he was an Auxiliary Fireman, service number B3669, attached to the London Fire Brigade's Auxiliary Fire Service Station at Maples, Gower Street, London, W.C.1. He served for one year as the Mayor of the Metropolitan Borough of St Pancras in 1959-60 and the following year he was an Alderman and the Chairman of their Highways Committee. Electoral registers and telephone directories from 1962 show him living with his sister, Kathleen M. Bastie, at 16 Southwood Hall, Muswell Hill Road, London, N.6., where he died, aged 57 years, on 5 August 1970. Probate records show that his estate totalled £27,143.