He was born in Rangoon, 1952, and educated at Cranleigh. Married 25 Jun 83 Patricia Margaret, daughter of Tadeusz and Catherine Zawadzki. She is a graduate of Loughborough in Ecology and a keen horticulturist and salmon fisher. They have two sons, Rikki Andrew (1985) and Riou Francis (1988).
Andrew James was Managing Director of an Interior contracting firm largely built up by his own efforts, and now lives with his family in the Orkneys running the Zawadzki family estate and castle.
Reprinted from: Lidderdale, Halliday Adair, The Descendants of John Lidderdale 1783-1845, 1988 unpublished manuscript.
Excerpt from "Organising to fight the effects of recession", by Yuri Prasad, Socialist Worker On-Line, October 11, 2008 (http://www.socialistworker.co.uk/art.php?id=16145).
A few days earlier in Glasgow, apprentice joiner Riou Lidderdale decided to use the People Not Profit Charter as the basis for a picket of the headquarters of Scottish Power. Around 40 people – including local pensioners, carers, students and trade unionists – gathered to show their anger at the way big corporations have been profiting from people’s needs. "It was the first time I’ve organised anything like this," Riou told Socialist Worker. "I wanted to get students and pensioners together, so I contacted members of the NUS Scotland executive and local older people's groups. Neither had any trouble making the links between the profits of the fuel firms and the growing levels of poverty."
Anna, Andrew's second wife, is Polish and moved to the U.K. in 2007. Anna graduated from English Studies at Warsaw University (MA in Literature) and now works as a free-lance translator. Andrew and Anna live in Orkney, where Andrew still runs his developer’s business.
Communication from Anna, Apr 2015.
Photo of Laurence John Lidderdale, courtesy of Anna Lidderdale, Oct 2015.