R Bedford, L. Vass, H. Oswin, H. Blockley, E. Brant, G.
Widdowson, P. Pendle, A. Beck, J. Harmer, A. Sanders, J.
Rabbitt, F. Bonsor, E. Hyslop, S. Farrow, J. Eiphick, C.
Bent, W. Martin, W. Hawes,
A. Palmer, F. East, A. Cooling, H. Smith, S. Pilgrim, E.
Bowles, W. Cheshire, A. Sutton, R. Barden, J. Needham,
A. Ranford, J. Coxon, A. Smith, J. Marshall, A.
Guttridge, R. Leeson, A. Foister, J. Hill,
A Peasgood, Mrs. Richardson, Mrs. Bentley, W. Hodgkin,
William Henry Frearson
William Gimson (Chairman), Henry Hay Gimson (Director),
Miss Adams, Miss Knapp, Miss Verey, D. Summer
staff and workforce at William GIMSON & Sons Ltd, timber
47 Welford Road [where
William Henry FREARSON, who was manager in 1911, and a
Director by 1929, also resided
- he is included in the L29 Frearson Tree
Frearson One-Name Study Trees].
For information, William GIMSON senior, was the eldest
brother of Josiah GIMSON [1818 - 1883] the well known
and owner of the Vulcan Works in
Josiah’s sons included the arts and crafts
furniture designer and architect, Ernest William GIMSON.
William GIMSON senior ran a timber business and his son,
[Josiah’s nephew], William GIMSON jnr [the Chairman in
1929] is shown in the photograph with his son Henry Hay
William jun. later bought
Swithland Wood on the
Bradgate Estate in 1921 and after clearing the mature
timber by 1925, he sold it on condition it was used “for
the public use for ever”.
information, or a higher
resolution scan, please contact:
John P H Frearson