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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.


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