Sydney Gimson

(1860 – 1938)

Sydney Ansell Gimson was president of Leicester Secular Society from 1883 until shortly before his death.

His father was Josiah Gimson, prosperous secularist and the main force behind the building of Leicester’s Secular Hall.

Sydney wrote Random Recollections of the Leicester Secular Society in 1932, which is now in the Wigston Records Office. This includes biographical recollections of many people who spoke at the hall, such as G. J. Holyoake and William Morris.

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