Mayor of Enfield 1903
Henry Chesterton Pilcher [1841-1923] came to Australia in 1883, selling his family farm in Sandwich, Kent, England. Though offered a grant of 500 acres in Tasmania, he decided to settle in Sydney arriving in 1884. By mid 1885, he started a bakery at the corner of Byers Street and Liverpool Rd. With his sons, he started a family baking business that lasted nearly a century. The 1892 Sands Directory notes the business as ‘H C Pilcher & Sons’ on Liverpool Rd. Henry Pilcher is buried at St Thomas’ Enfield. Pilcher St is named for him[i].
[i] Jackson, S ‘A matter of grave importance’, 1999