Newsletter 2009

Did you know Sydney Charles Parish?

This photograph was published by the Essex Chronicle on the 11th December to accompany an appeal by John Parish for information about the year that it was taken. Mr Parish is Sydney Parish’s grandson and he believes it to be one of his grandfather, although there is a trace of doubt about this. He says:

“My grandfather Sydney Charles Parish was given a gold watch manufactured by A & E Aston & Co Ltd, Lonsdale House, Dowsgate Hill EC4. It was presented to him by Marconi Works and Hospital Fund, and carries the date 8.12.40.

He and my grandmother lived in Swiss Avenue, Chelmsford, and they then moved to a bungalow called Straights at Great Waltham.

I think he also had one of the first motorcycles in Chelmsford!

Hope this helps as it would be interesting to trace some of his history!”

On the back of the photo can be read very clearly ‘Chelmsford Works’, and what appears to be the words ‘Mounting ????? Disc’, shown here on the left.

John Parish knows that his grandfather worked for Marconi, and that he retired on the 6th December 1940. If any veteran can help in any way, would they please contact him by phone on 01376 324476 or via the “contact us” page