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Name: PICKFORD, William George Edward 'Tim'

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Nee: bro of Hugh Stirling Gee Pickford and Walter Murray Pickford

Birth Date: 7 Oct 1900 Belfast

Death Date: 1982 Nakuru

First Date: 1925

Profession: Clerk 1923; tea planter

Area: Kericho, Kiambu

Married: Joyce Spencer Harris b. 30 Jan 1917 Bedford, d. 25 Oct 2006 Nairobi (later Mrs Wilson, a matron)

Children: Elizabeth (Frost); John; Timothy

Book Reference: Golf, KGC, Red 31, Hut, Masonic

General Information:

Chairman of Kericho Golf Club in 1939 & Joint Chairman in 1940 & again Chairman in 1951
William George Edward - KR 1828
Masonic - District Junior Grand Deacon - 1962
Elizabeth Frost - Both John and Tim (the eldest of the family) were 'invited' to join the Brooke Bond Tea Company. Tim was part of the group of men who cleared the forest in Kericho and planted the very first tea there, and oversaw the building of the first tea factory on Kericho Estate. Tim was in the KAR and went to Abyssinia and Somalia during WW2.
Remembers playing on the original Kericho Golf course in 1926. Had hole in one at Kericho in 1935. Captain of Kericho Golf Club in 1934, 1937, 1946, 1948/49. Winner of the Nyanza Open Golf Championship in 1936

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