Family papers and photographs.
BEECH, JOHN HOPE OF RHYL, PRESTATYN AND RHUDDLAN, RECORDS OF
- For more information, email the repository
- Advice on accessing these materials
- Cite this description
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 208 D-DM/1706
- Alternative Id.GB 208 D/DM/1706
- Dates of Creation1912-2002
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description15 items; 30 photographs
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
John Hope Beech was born in 1907 in Rhyl, and attended Rhyl Grammar School. His first job was at Messrs Gamlin, Kelly and Beattie Solicitors. He was later employed by Lord Aberconwy as a Deputy Agent on his Prestatyn Estate. He was the Manager of the Beach Pavilion at Prestatyn. In his spare time, he employed his musical talents to form a dance band called 'John Hope Beech and his Band' who performed at Rhyl and Prestatyn in the 1930s. John Hope Beech married Marjorie Sophia Ellis (nee Worrall), on 4th May 1936. He joined the R.A.F. during the Second World War, and for some time was on the staff of Admiral Lord Mountbatten, based at Kandy, Ceylon, where he was involved in intelligence work. On return from military service, he joined the Foreign Office and worked in Lagos until his retirement in 1960. He then returned to live in Rhuddlan. He died in 1979, and his wife Marjorie in 2002. [Some information provided by depositor, a relative of John Hope Beech].
Please order documents using the alternative reference number (where provided).
Other Finding Aids
A hard copy of the catalogue is available on open shelves in the searchroom.
Conditions Governing Use
Usual copyright restrictions apply.