E. B Montesole, Esq., J. P
Edward Bernard Montelsole was born in N.W London in 1883; the son of Max Montesole,
journalist, and a grandson of Robert Hedley, the ship builder. He was educated at the City
of London School, and then embarked on a financial career as a junior in the National
Provincial Bank. In 1911, Mr. Montesole married Frances Grace Day of Dewsbury, Yorkshire,
and their three daughters have grown up in Pinner at East House.
As a Londoner bred and born, Mr. Montesole was one of the first to appreciate the value
of open spaces for the community at large. His untiring efforts to establish the Green
Belt in the Middlesex section was in advance of the London County Council and his work on
the Old Hendon Rural District Council and the Middlesex County Council was largely devoted
to the furtherance and the eventual establishment of this object. The Montesole Playing
Fields at Pinner Green were named after him in recognition of his work for open spaces.
Mr. Montesole was President of the Pinner branch, and Chairman of the parent Hendon
Division Conservative Association. He was President of the Vagabonds Club for a number of
years, and was in the ranks of the local air-raid wardens.