Paul Robert Joyce (1934–2014)
There is little in the way of biographical information on Paul Joyce (1934–2014). Born in north London, but brought up partly in Northampton, where he was evacuated during World War II, Joyce left school as a teenager and after national service went to art school. He trained as an architectural draughtsman, and in the 1970s worked for the architect Roderick Gradidge.
Early in his
The archive also contains the large card index that Joyce compiled in the 1970s for another unfulfilled project, a dictionary of Victorian architects that he was to have written with Professor J. Mordaunt Crook. His strong interest in conservation drew him into the campaign to save Abney Park cemetery, near to his home in Clapton. His historical guidebook to the cemetery, published in 1983 (second edition, 1994), is his major published work.
This description is largely based on information kindly provided by Michael Hall.