1887 - 1970
Harold Vale Rhodes C.B.
maintained a house in St.Annes from around 1920.
He was a London based
civil servant and played an important role with the Ministry of
Information during wartime. He was called upon to write the first
draft of the Kings speech in 1939.
Following the war he
was charged with setting up the largest government department ever,
the Ministry of National Insurance, part of which was based in Moorland
He retired to his St.Annes
home in 1951 until his death in 1970