Photographs of Wilfred Court
A collection of photographic slides and prints taken by the architect Wilfred Court (1929-2011) documenting his work and travels in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Ghana and Nigeria from the 1950s to 1968, as well as documenting return visits to India and Ghana later in his life. The slides and photographs have been catalogued following a listing provided by Court, and his own system of numbering and labelling has been maintained.
- 1954 - 2005
Biographical / Historical
Wilfred Court was born in July 1929 in Nottingham. He grew up in Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire, and was educated at the Perse School. He read Architecture at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. In lieu of national service, he was sent to a voluntary camp in Italy in 1953, then going on to volunteer in India and Pakistan. Court worked as an architect first in Ghana and in 1957 was involved in the country’s independence celebrations in Accra. He next worked in Nigeria at various universities, including Ahmadu Bello University in Kaduna State. In 1963, Court had married his wife, Elisabeth, and the family returned to England from Nigeria in 1968, settling in King’s Cliffe, Northamptonshire. Court worked for various architectural firms in and around Peterborough before setting up his own solo practice. He also worked as Trust Architect for the Hampstead Garden Suburb Trust. Wilfred Court died in April 2011. (Source: family notes; obituary in 'The Caian').
0.06 cubic metre(s) (4 archive boxes and 1 album)
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Presented by Judy Innes (nee Court) in March 2022, on behalf of her sisters, Sara and Ruth.
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