Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Erskine Trimble
Designation: Architect
Born: 21 May 1916
Died: 1963(?)
Bio Notes: John Erskine Trimble was probably born in Belfast. He was articled to T W Henry in Belfast from 1934-37 and moved to an assistant post with C T McLyon in the latter year. From 1935-39 he studied part-time at Belfast Municipal College of Technology and thereafter for the diploma in architecture at Liverpool. He moved to Edinburgh where he studied at Edinburgh College of Art for a diploma in town planning and in 1943 he was awarded the Andrew Grant Scholarship.

He was elected ARIBA in 1942, proposed by Lionel E Budden, Bernard D Miller and J E Marshall.

In 1960 he was working for the Ministry of Housing and Local Government, London. He is not listed in the RIBA directory for 1965 or in that for 1970. He is probably the John E Trimble who died aged 46 in London between April and June 1963.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Church Hill, Holywood, Northern IrelandPrivate1942 *  
Item 2 of 2Ministry of Housing and Local Government/83, Victoria Street, London, EnglandBusiness1960 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 3T W Henry19341937Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3C T McLynn19371939Assistant 
Item 3 of 3Ministry of Housing and Local Government1960 * Architect 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Lionel Bailey Budden17 November 1942For Associateship
Item 2 of 3James Ernest Marshall17 November 1942For Associateship
Item 3 of 3Bernard A Miller17 November 1942For Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1RIBA1961Kalendar 1960-61   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2England and WalesBirths, marriages and deaths  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A 8128 (Combined Box 204)