Chairmen past & present

Quentin Morgan Edwards 1975-1980

Quentin Morgan Edwards was chairman from 1975-1980, and died in September 2012 Quentin, took over as Chairman from Noel Blakiston when the Chelsea Society was …

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Noel Blakiston 1966-1975

Noel Blakiston O.B.E.  became Chairman of the Chelsea Society in 1966 and held the office for nine years. He died in 1984, and the following …

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Vice-Admiral J.W. Durnford 1964 – 1966

Grandson of Richard Durnford, Bishop of Chichester, and nephew of Sir. Walter Durnford. Born 25th October 1891, died 7th February 1967. He joined the …

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Lord Conesford QC 1957-59

  The following obituary by Noel Blakiston appeared in the Society’s Annual Report for 1974 at page 25. “The death of Lord Conesford is …

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Basil Marsden-Smedley OBE – 1945-56 and 1959-64

Basil Futvoye Marsden-Smedley (1901 – September 1964) was a barrister and local politician active in Chelsea. The younger son of John Marsden-Smedley of Derbyshire, …

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