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1947 E. W. Garrett who retired this week from the Presidency of the London Master Builders' Association, is managing director of J. Garrett and Son Ltd. Balham Hill London, which was founded by his grandfather in 1880. Educated at the City of London School, he went straight into the building industry, spending his first two years in the joiner's shop. He was a student at the Brixton School of Building, or which he is now vice chairman of the advisory sub-committee.
For the past 16 years Mr. Garrett has been a member of the committee of Toottng Labour Exchange, and for the past 10 years a member of the Committee of the Tavistock Street Building Trades Exchange. He is also a member of the Council of the National Federation of Building Trades Employers and chairman of the national committee considering the new Draft Code of building regulations. Early in 1939 he joined the Civil Defence Service, becoming District Warden in Streatham, where he lives.