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Alfred Edmund Parnacott

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Alfred Edmund Parnacott (1872-1947)

1872 January 24th. Born in Lambeth

1897 Married in Croydon to Ethel Janet B. Seymour

1900 Wrote to The Engineer about the importance of testing of domestic drainage systems

1911 Living at 12 Queen Adelaide Road, Penge: Alfred Edmund Parnacott (age 39 born Lambeth), Engineering, Motorcar Repairer - Employer. With his wife Ethel Janet Bardowie Parnacott (age 38 born Sydenham) and their three children; Ethel Sissie Parnacott (age 12 born Lambeth); Frank Edmund Parnacott (age 8 born Penge); and Douglas Seymour Parnacott (age 5 born Penge).[1]

1912 Built a prototype car - see Cycar

1920 Built another car

1937 '"I have been cycling in London for 50 years and have never been in trouble before. I came into the country, enjoying the lovely moonlight night, and the wind kept blowing out my lamp. Then the police stopped me." This was the hard-luck story told by Alfred Edmund Parnacott, 41, Newlands-park, Sydenham, who was summoned for riding a bicycle at Hawkhurst on July 23 without a front light, without a red rear light or reflector, and without having attached at the rear a clean white surface. P.C. Bridger and P.S. Cloke, Hawkhurst, stated the facts. Parnacott was convicted on the first summons only, and a first offender he was ordered to pay 4s. costs. '[2]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1911 Census
  2. Kent & Sussex Courier - Friday 10 September 1937
  • A-Z of Cars of the 1920s by Nick Baldwin. 1994. ISBN 1 870979 53 2