263 Hills Road, The Milestone
History of 263 Hills Road
Walter Thomas Layton, 27, lecturer at university, born Chelsea
Eleanor Dorothea Layton, 23, born Hampstead
Margaret Dorothea Layton, under 1 month, born Chesterton
Maude Florence Frith, 36, hospital nurse, born Gloucester
Clara Fowler, cook, born Cottenham
Alice Elsie Impey, nursemaid, born Cambridge
Walter Thomas Layton, 1st Baron Layton, 1884-1966, was an economist, editor, newspaper owner and Liberal politican. he lectured at Trinity College in 1908 and was a fellow of Caius from 1909 to 1914. He worked for the Ministry of Munitions during WWI and then, in WWII held positions in the Ministry of Supply and the Ministry of Production. He was editor of the Economist for many years and also editorial director of the new News Chronicle from 1930-1940.
His wife was Eleanor Dorothea Osmaston, daughter of Francis Beresford Plumptre Osmaston. They married in 1910 and had seven children.