Henry Pilcher

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

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