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Edwin Alec Blaxill

BLAXILL, (Edwin) Alec. b. Colchester, Essex, 16 March 1873; d. Colchester, 25 June 1953. He was educated at the Grammar School (later the Royal Grammar School) at Colchester, and lived all his life in the town. After leaving school he worked in the family business, which included a builders’ merchants (which still exists). He was a member of Lion Walk Congregational Church at Hythe ( part of Colchester), and a teacher, and later superintendent of the Sunday School there. He was elected to the town council as a Liberal in 1905, and became very active in local government: he was a member of the education committee for 48 years, and its chairman for 29 years. He was elected mayor of Colchester...

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