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Stanley Farrow

2nd of September 2003

Stanley moved to Chipperfield in 1976. Born in London, he qualified as a chartered surveyor and joined the construction company established by his father, Howard Farrow Ltd. In due course he became Managing Director and Chairman. He was a well-known figure in the building industry, serving on many industry boards. He was a director of the Construction Industry Training Board, Chairman of the Hertfordshire college of Building, a director of the Portman Building Society and served on many committees of the Building Research Establishment. He was awarded the OBE for `services to the building industry’.
He married Kate in 1937. He served with the Royal Engineers at Dunkirk and in London during the Blitz. He then worked on airfields in North Africa. He was awarded the Military MBE. He was a governor of Mill Hill School for 34 years and the Centenary President of the Old Millhillians Club in 1977.
In Chipperfield, Stanley and Kate soon became involved in village life. Their great interest was gardening and Stanley was appointed Chairman of the Horticultural Society. He was also heavily involved in the running of the Village Hall and acted as an unofficial Common ranger.
At Brambles, he became an expert in organic gardening, which led to the garden being featured nationally on radio and in the press. Stanley was a keen sailor and was well-known for his charm and good humour, his enthusiasm and hard work. Kate died last year. He is survived by his 4 children and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 
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Reg Beckley

I have the book in question.Reg Beckley

April 25, 2018
Miss Susan Atkinson

Dear Sirs,

I am trying to find archival information on Howard Farrow Limited Hendon. My Father and my Grand Father both worked for them.

I Believe that there is a book ‘Howard Farrow Limited – A Story of 50 years, 1908 – 1958, with illustrations. Written by Howard Farrow

I have contacted Brent Archives to no avail and there is a small piece written in the BHO – Hendon.

My brother also went to the Hertfordshire Building College of which Stanley Farrow was chairman.

If you have any contact with any of his descendants that might hold archival information I will be very grateful if you could forward this message to them.

I reside in Hemel Hempstead, Herts, not too far from Chipperfield.

Look forward to hearing from you to discuss this subject further.

Yours faithfully,

Susan Atkinson

January 20, 2015

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