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John Gilbert Simon, 2nd Viscount Simon

(1902-1993), Chairman of the Port of London Authority

Sitter in 2 portraits

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John Gilbert Simon, 2nd Viscount Simon, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x165773

John Gilbert Simon, 2nd Viscount Simon

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 29 July 1970
NPG x165773

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John Gilbert Simon, 2nd Viscount Simon

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1955
NPG x185290


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Peter Healy

30 December 2020, 15:29

The 2nd Lord Simon used to live next door to my grandmother in St. Just in Roseland from about 1960 to possibly the early 1970s. The house he lived in was a new one, built to his wife's spefication which had originally been part of my grandmother's garden (in fact, where she used to keep chickens!) He had moved to that house from Whiteleaf near Princes Risborough after holidaying in a now demolished isolated property on the other side of St. Just Creek. From St. Just in Roseland he moveed to Buckfastleigh in Devon where he lived with his wife into the 1980s. He was chairman of the PLA when I knew him and once arranged for his grandchildren together with my cousin and me to look round SS Nevasa in Falmouth as she was being converted to be a school ship.

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