Recording Pioneers


William Laybourne Ewing DICKSON  1899 - 1974   PIONEER    PARENTS    LIFE    NOTES    LABELS    PHOTOS    THANK YOU

PIONEER

William Laybourne Ewing DICKSON  1899 - 1974

aka William Laybourne E. Dickson, William L. E. Dickson, W. L. E. Dickson, W. L. Dickson, W. Dickson, William Dickson
nationality English
occupation engineer
birth 18 Oct 1899, Muckhart, Perthshire, SCOTLAND
baptism
death .. Jan/Feb/Mar 1974, Elstree, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND
burial
marriage married on ...... to:
Martha Barr KENNEDY

b. 16 Nov 1901, ...........
d. .. Apr/May/June 1982, Elstree, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND


children
  • Agnes Sheila

    b. .. Apr/May/June 1930, Brentford, Middlesex
    d. ..............

  • Rona Jean

    b. .. Jan/Feb/Mar 1932, Brentford, Middlesex
    d. ...............


PARENTS

father William Cooper DICKSON

b. .... Kildrummy, Aberdeenshire, SCOTLAND
d. ...............

mother Ada .........

b. .... <1863>, Beadnell, Northumberland, ENGLAND
d. ...............

marriage they got married on ..............
children
  • Harriet Frances Ewing

    b. <1889>, ........
    d. ...........

  • Christina C.

    b. ........
    d. .............

  • William Laybourne Ewing

    b. 18 Oct 1899, Ph Muckhart, Perthshire, SCOTLAND
    d. .. Jan/Feb/Mar 1974, Elstree, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND


LIFE


1891 SCOTLAND CENSUS (Muckhart, Perthshire, SCOTLAND):
William Cooper DICKSON (27y) (b. <1864>, Kildrummy, Aberdeenshire, SCOTLAND)
Ada DICKSON (28y) (b. <1863>, Beadnell, Northumberland)
- Harriet Frances Ewing (2) , Muck(h)art, Perthshire, SCOTLAND)



1901 SCOTLAND CENSUS (Muckhart, Perthshire, SCOTLAND):
William C. DICKSON (37y)
Ada DICKSON (38y)
- Harriet F. E. (12y)
- Christina C. (9y)
- Wm. L. E. (1y)
= Jane D. ROBERTSON (75y)



1911 CENSUS:


Joined GRAMCO on 6 Aug 1925.
Previously did several sessions overseas single-handed, but more recently has been engaged on the transfer of 45 r.p.m. records.

last recording BT 5313
recorded in 0T / 2T matrix series between Jan 1931 and Aug 1934 in Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo, Johannesburg and Athens
next series 0GA

In 1930-1932 British Phone Books William L. E. Dickson was listed at: 17 Park Road W.7, Ealing



Wm. Laybourne DICKSON (33y) engineer
SS "WINDSOR CASTLE"
dep.: .... 1933, Natal - E. London - Algoa Bay
Dickson embarked at Cape Town
arr.: 10 Apr 1933, Southampton
Home address: 17 Park Road, Hanwell W.7



William Laybourne Ewing DICKSON (35y) engineer
+ Martha Barr DICKSON (33y)
+ Agnes Sheila (4y)
+ Rona Jean (2y)
SS "CATHAY"
dep.: .... Brisbane, Australia
3 Nov 1934, Bombay
Dickson cum suis embarked at Marseilles, FRANCE
arr.: 25 Jan 1935, London, ENGLAND
Home address: 17 Park Road, Hanwell W.7


“In a tiny recording studio at the premises of E.M.I in Abbey Road I had endless sessions with the five technicians, Frank Chown, W. Dickson, Edward Towen, H.S. Hack, and C.J. Anderson. It was mid-July before the records for the book could be played to Huxley, Nicholson and Witherby. How delighted they were to hear for the first time the recorded voices of British song-birds!”




William L. E. DICKSON (37y) electrical engineer
SS "DUNNETTAR CASTLE"
dep.: .... 1939, Port Natal, SOUTH AFRICA
Dickson embarked at Capetown
arr.: 18 Apr 1939, Southampton via Cape Ports and Madeira
Home address: 17 Park Road, Hanwell W.7



William Laybourne Ewing DICKSON (49y) engineer
+ Martha Barr DICKSON (47y)
"BRAZIL STAR"
dep.: .... 1949, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA
Montevideo
Dickson embarked at Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL
arr.: 5 Aug 1949, London, ENGLAND
Home address: 17 Park Road, Hanwell W.7


Home addresses W. L. E. DICKSON in BRITISH PHONE BOOKS:
1947-1954: 17 Park Road, Hanwell W.7
1956-1960: 109 The Walk, Potters Bar
1961-1972: 109 The Walk, Potters Bar (Barnet)
1973-1976: 108 Aberdale Gardens, Potters Bar (Barnet // Enfield & Waltham Cross & Watford & District)


NOTES


COMPANIES & LABELS



PHOTOS

On the left: William Laybourne Ewing Dickson and his bride Martha.
William L. E. Dickson with his wife Martha and daughter Sheila (August 1931, St Ives ( Cornwall)).



THANK YOU


Sheila Dickson
Maree Farrimond