GALVANI, Patrick

1922 - ?

Patrick D. R. G. Galvani was born at Bures, Suffolk on 11 September 1922, son of actor & broadcaster, Dino Galvani (27 October 1890-14 September 1960), and his wife Mary née Allan, who married at Wandsworth, London in 1921. Educated at University College School and University Campus Suffolk but is mostly a self-taught artist. He Served as a naval lieutenant on landing craft during the Second World War, seeing action during the Normandy landings. Later worked for the Naval Information Service before joining Express Dairies in 1948. Oversaw the company's conversion to self-service and later headed up subsidiary Premier Supermarkets after opening Britain's first in 1951. He quit Premier in 1963 and later looked after Express's canned food and tea room businesses before moving into hospitality in 1975, buying a Bedfordshire hotel that went on to win an AA Rosette before retiring n 1986. He married at Hendon, Middlesex in 1948, Denice Nell (1924-2005) and secondly at Marylebone, London in 1970, Madeleine R Adams. He seems to have spent 1995-2004 in the USA, at 3223 Beneva Road, Unit 103, Sarasota, Florida. A painter in oil and watercolour, journalist and author and has exhibited at Debenham, Framlingham and other Suffolk venues. He lived at Littlehampton, West Sussex and at 5 Gracechurch Street, Debenham, Suffolk.