PICKFORD, Edmund DealtryBorn: 1860
Was born in India, the son of a vicar. He was educated in London and articled to GR Crickmay, FRIBA, of London and Weymouth, from 1876 to 1880. He remained with Crickmay & Son from 1880 to 1884 and was admitted as a student to the Royal Academy in 1884. He left Crickmay in the same year, joining AR Stenning, FRIBA, with whom he remained until 1886. He spent some months sketching on the continent before rejoining Crickmay & Son in 1887. He married in 1887 and remained with Crickmay until 1890. From 1890 to 1893 he was employed by T Barnes-Williams, FRIBA. His career between 1893 and 1902 when he came to South Africa is obscure. His first address in South Africa was c/o the YMCA in Long St, Cape Town, and he was associated with CH SMITH in the erection of many buildings in Cape Town where he settled and practised. He lived at Alleyne, Thornhill Rd, Rondebosch and was possibly the Pickford in partnership with Gurth H COX (cf PICKFORD & COX) appointed resident engineer on the new bridge over the Orange River at Prieska, Orange Free State, in 1925.
ARIBA London 1893. (AB&E Sep 1925:9; ARIBA nom papers (1893); Juta's dir CT 1905; RIBA Kal 1901/02; SAAE&S Jnl May 1907:132-33; SAWW 1908)
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