Collection 2015.70 - William Enscott Collection

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William Enscott Collection

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CA ON00154 2015.70

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  • 1936 - 1969 (Creation)
    Creator
    Enscott, William Joseph
    Place
    Port Hope, Municipality of

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0.01m textual records
0.03m graphic materials ; photograph album

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(1921-)

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William Joseph Enscott was born in Pidgeon Hill, 11 Nov 1921. In Feb 1939, the family moved to England. Bill worked as a turner, making large-calibre naval guns and also served as a spotter for the Home Guard to keep production going as long as possible during air raids. In 1941, he joined the RAF as a machinist, took a College of Engineering course at Loughborough, then served at Henlow. In 1942, he transferred to Radar Mechanic (Air), took an electronics course at Leicester Polytechnic, then an intensive radar course at Caine, Wiltshire and at Cosford. He then served at Leighton Buzzard for Bomber Command, responsible for AYF, IFF, GEE, and H2s airborne equipment. In December 1942, he married Cynthia Berridge from Shepshed, Leicestershire, and the pair had five children. Bill became chief engineer for Executone Communications. In 1971, he went into business for himself, making custom cabinets and custom machining. In 1988, Bill and Cynthia returned to Port Hope.

Custodial history

Donated to the Port Hope Archives by M. Lambert, 2015. Donor purchased the items at the William Enscott estate sale, from his daughter. Further accurals may be expected.

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Collection consists of one High School Entrance Certificate issued to William Enscott, 1936; and one photograph album dedicated to the moon landing, 1969.

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