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Male 1936 - 2016  (80 years)

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  • Name anthony brian hidden 
    Born 1936  Essex sw RGD Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number A066 
    Died 2016  [9
    Person ID I5129  Hidden | Descendants of John Hidden of Gotherington b bef 1724
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2016 

    Father james evelyn harold hidden,   b. 18 Mar 1911, Grantham RGD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1969, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother gladys bessie brooks,   b. 21 Oct 1911,   d. 17 Jan 1989, Reigate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 1935  Romford RGD Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Family ID F1649  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Living 
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    Last Modified 11 Apr 2016 
    Family ID F1641  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Army National service 2nd lieut 1959, Army reserve lieutenant 1960, barrister in 1961, QC in 1989. high court judge
      See also a242
      Elec Roll 2013 Address:104 West Hill, Putney, London 2007,2008,2009,2013 Age Guide: 56-60 [??]

    • [16583 yr 1999] The Independent
      Paddington Train Disaster: Hidden Report
      Clapham inquiry lessons unheeded
      John Davison
      Thursday 07 October 1999

      THE OFFICIAL inquiry into the 1988 Clapham rail disaster was conducted by Sir Anthony Hidden QC over an exhausting 56 days. When his 230-page report was published he listed 91 recommendations into every aspect of the crash, and his thoroughness was seen as reflecting the effect that the accident had on the whole travelling public.
      But 11 years on, key recommendations from that report have still not been implemented, despite official assurances that they would be. In the meantime, as rail accidents have continued, there have been constant reminders in subsequent reports that if only Sir Anthony had been properly listened to then lives would have been saved.
      Recommendation No 46 was Automatic Train Protection (ATP), the system that links a train's brakes automatically with signals and which would halt a train if it went through a signal set against it.
      British Rail, as it then was, had given a commitment to introduce ATP. Sir Anthony said that once the design had been chosen, "ATP shall be fully implemented within five years". A situation where the Government and rail companies are still deciding which system to use is not what he envisaged.
      Shortcomings in implementing this recommendation were first highlighted after a crash in the Severn Tunnel in December 1991, when a Portsmouth to Cardiff Sprinter train smashed into the back of an InterCity Paddington to Cardiff service. The Sprinter driver and five passengers were seriously hurt and a further 180 passengers received minor injuries.
      In the 1996 Watford train crash, when an evening commuter train collided with an empty train coming the other way, one person died and 73 were injured. The official report by the Health and Safety Executive concluded simply that had ATP been fitted, "the collision would have been avoided".
      But it was not the only advice to be effectively ignored. Demands to limit overcrowding and withdraw old fashioned "slam-shut" carriages for safer modern designs have also come to little. There are still around 1,200 of these Mark 1 coaches still in service, mostly on South-east commuter lines.
    • [16584 yr 2011] Cornerstone Barristers, 2-3 Grays Inn Square. A Brief History by Malcolm Spence QC

      Meanwhile Tony Hidden QC and David Penry-Davey QC, who had joined chambers in 1961 and 1965, pursued very successful criminal careers and were made High Court Judges 1989 and 1994 respectively.

  • Sources 
    1. [S15910] Special List law list 1961, Recno:5617.
      [Recno:5617 Yr: 1961 ]
      hidden anthony brian barrister 3 temple gdns ec4 (I. Nov 1961)

    2. [S15909] Special List army list 1966, Recno:5618 (Reliability: 3).
      [Recno:5618 Yr: 1966 ]
      hidden a b lt royal tank regt 30/1/60 army emerg reserve

    3. [S15908] Special List army list 1959, Recno:6484 (Reliability: 3).
      [Recno:6484 Yr: 1959 ]
      second lieutenant a b hidden royal armoured corps national service officer

    4. [S15813] Probate Abstract probate registry, Recno:12796 (Reliability: 3).
      [Recno:12796 Edesc:will Date: 7 Jul 1975 ]
      Will of edith elizabeth hidden of 113 Rylston Rd, Fulham, London SW 6, widow. Executor and trustee my son ernest arthur charles hidden.To my grandson anthony brian hidden all my shares in J.Lyons and Co. The remainder of my estate to my trustee for the use of my son ernest arthur charles hidden and my grandson anthony brian hidden in equal shares. dated 23 Mar 1971. Signed edith e hidden. Wit: sybil m waldock, 25 Allenswood, Albert Drive, SW19, secretary; jane stuart, 286 King Street, London W6, secretary.
      Probate: in the Principal registry to arthur charles hidden of 30 Wilcot Close, Bisley, surrey the sole executor named on 7 Jul 1975. Gross 6274. Net 6107
      Testatrix died on 7 Mar 1975

    5. [S15813] Probate Abstract probate registry, Recno:12816 (Reliability: 3).
      [Recno:12816 Edesc:will Date: 18 Jul 1989 ]
      Will of gladys bessie hidden of Rutland Rest Home, 46 West street, Reigate, Surrey formerly of Ormsby, 2c Albion Road, Reigate. Executors and trustees my son anthony brian hidden Q.C. of 29 Sispara Gardens, London SW18 and sheila annette coussins of 7 Waterloo Road, Reigate, Surrey. My body to be buried in the space reserved at Redstone Cemetary. My diamond eternity ring to my daughter-in-law mary elisie torriano hidden of 29 Sispara Gardens aforesaid. My smaller gold flower brooch and my imitation fur jacket to sheila annette coussins aforsaid. To my son anthony brian hidden and to sheila annette cossins aforesaid such books as they shall select. To anthony brian hidden any shares [etc] that I possess. To my niece eileen mary haines wife of anthony haines of 157 Tiverton Road, Potters Bar, Middx my Rolex wristwatch. To eileen limmer of 5 The Dean, Hythe, Kent my butterfly jade brooch. To my trustees 2500 for the use of my son alan geoffrey hidden of Mansor Street, St. Pauls, Cheltenham, Glos. The residue to my trustees for the use of my son anthony brian hidden if he shall survive me. Otherwise to charities [listed]. Dated 16 Nov 1988. Signed g b hidden. Wit: e coupland, housewife ;e w coupland, retired assistant master, both of 95 Mid Street, South Nutfield, Redhill, RH1 4JD
      Probate at Brighton to anthony brian hidden of 29 Sispara Gardens aforesaid and sheila annette coussins of 7 Waterlow Road aforesaid the executors named in the will on 18 Jul 1989. Gross not above 70000. Net not above 70000
      The tesatatrix died on 17 Jan 1989

    6. [S16454] Tel Directory UK, Recno:13109 (Reliability: 3).
      [Recno:13109 Yr: 1973 ]
      hidden a b 8 melrose ct melrose rd SW18

    7. [S16454] Tel Directory UK, Recno:13116 (Reliability: 2).
      [Recno:13116 Yr: 1972 ]
      hidden a b 81 gloucester rd kew

    8. [S15554] RG Index of Births, Recno:11620 (Reliability: 3).
      [Recno:11620 Yr: 1936 Qtr:2 Dist:essex sw Ref:4a/413 ]
      hidden anthony b brooks essex sw 4a 413

    9. .
      [19283 yr 2016] Announcement of Death [from Times ? date of newspaper not recorded. Newspaper Online reference A1998896]
      HIDDEN - Sir Anthony Brian, QC, died peacefully on Friday 19th February aged ?9. Much loved father to James, Lucy, Tom and Edward, grandfather to Anthony and Theadora. The funeral service will be held at St Mary's, Wimbledon on Wednesday 2nd March at 12 noon. No flowers please, but donations, if desired to The Stroke Association. "Old lawyers never die, they just lose their appeal."

    10. [S15555] RG Index of Marriages, Recno:8644 (Reliability: 2).
      [Recno:8644 Yr: 1935 Qtr:3 Dist:romford Ref:4a/1677 ]
      james e h hidden & gladys b brooks romford