Cookie policy: This site uses cookies (small files stored on your computer) to simplify and improve your experience of this website. Cookies are small text files stored on the device you are using to access this website. For more information please take a look at our terms and conditions. Some parts of the site may not work properly if you choose not to accept cookies.


John Edwin Balmford

On 1 July 2017, John Edwin Balmford, aged 86, of Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire. Mr Balmford registered with the Society in 1953 and left in 2012.

Mr Balmford, a proprietor community pharmacist, served on the council of the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (PSGB) between 1963–1969, 1970–1988 and 1992–1995. He was designated Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain in 1978, and was elected as president of the Society in 1978–1979, having served as vice president in 1977–1978. In 1988, Mr Balmford was awarded the Charter gold medal of the Society. He was founder chairman of the College of Pharmacy Practice, and received the College’s Schering award in 1991.

During his career, Mr Balmford also led two FIP working parties, served on the Joint Formulary Committee of the British National Formulary between 1978–1987, and was chairman of Staffordshire Local Pharmaceutical Committee and vice chairman of Derbyshire Local Pharmaceutical Committee.

Mr Balmford was a keen collector of pharmacy-related antiques, and held a large collection of English delftware drug jars. He also competed in nine London to Brighton Veteran Car Runs, usually racing in his 1903 Humberette 5hp.


Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal DOI: 10.1211/PJ.2017.20203156

Have your say

For commenting, please login or register as a user and agree to our Community Guidelines. You will be re-directed back to this page where you will have the ability to comment.

Recommended from Pharmaceutical Press

Search an extensive range of the world’s most trusted resources

Powered by MedicinesComplete
PJJ Static MPU
  • Print
  • Share
  • Comment
  • Save
  • Print Friendly Version of this pagePrint Get a PDF version of this webpagePDF

Newsletter Sign-up

Want to keep up with the latest news, comment and CPD articles in pharmacy and science? Subscribe to our free alerts.