Hull University, Brynmor Jones Library: Papers of Benjamin Theaker Parkin

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Parkin, Benjamin Theaker, 1906-1969, politician

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[from Administrative History]  Benjamin Theaker Parkin was born in 1906 in East London, the son of Captain BD Parkin. He was educated at Wycliffe College, Stroud, Gloucestershire, and then at Lincoln College, Oxford and the University of Strasbourg. He began his career as a schoolmaster, holding the post of headmaster at Stonehouse Council School, Stroud, for some years. During the Second World War he joined the Royal Air Force, reaching the rank of Flight Lieutenant. His first marriage to Phyllis Lunt in 1929 produced two sons. However, this was dissolved in 1957 and he married Pamela Tuffnell (nee Coates) in the same year. They had one son, Nicholas (Obit., The Times).

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