LETTER: Two fascinating men of Shipley

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In the Daily Telegraph on August 14, two Shipley men are mentioned: Patrick Milmo QC retired on 1 August, 2013. Dom Philip Jebb is 81 years old.

Remarkable that they should both be mentioned on the same page. They lived as close neighbours in the centre of Shipley by the vicarage. They were from two Catholic families.

Helenus Milmo, father of Patrick, was a High Court judge. He was a member of the prosecution team at the Nuremberg trials and in 1951 he investigated British double agent Kim Philby when treachery was suspected.

Dom Philip Jebb is the grandson of Hilaire Belloc, the writer, poet and politician best known ironically for his ‘Cautionary Tales for Children’.

During their childhood, Philip lived at Kingsland and Patrick Milmo at Church Farm two fields away.

Dom Philip was Prior of Downside Abbey from 1991 – 2001. He has written numerous publications.

Sue Horner

Shipley History Society, Medlars, Dial Post