Tsin Far Brian See
Brian See was born Tsin Far Brian See to Chinese
parents in 9 Boundary Place in the Edge Hill district of Liverpool in 19381. His parents had emigrated from Hong Kong, China
and were living in Liverpool in August 1931. His father, Se Chang See, was a
25-year-old paper-flower maker when he married Annie Liu (19) in Liverpool on 8 February
Brian See bought Zimapan Villa from Daisy May de L'Arbre de Malander in 1978. At that he was living
at 39 Worcester Lane, Sutton Coldfield in the West Midlands2, his home
until August 2008.
Brian See owned
Zimapan from 1978 until 2008, but apparently never lived in it, other than when he was there for "the
odd weekend", according to Pamela Prentice, a former occupant. During his 30-year period of ownership, he only used
the house as a holiday home. He allowed various friends and acquaintances to occupy
Zimapan rent-free, although they paid the utility bills themselves. He is thought to have owned
a large block of flats in St Ives which were used as holiday
Brian See had renovations carried out on the property in the late 1970s by Peter Prentice and Peter Hardman. In
1986, the house became Grade-II listed.3
Further details and anecdotal information can be found in:
If you know Brian See, please contact the author...
1. Birth certificate, 14 Feb 1938.
2. The 1978 Conveyance.
3. Ian K. Nelson, 2009.