Vice Lord Lieutenant

Peter Hilton (lord-lieutenant)

Colonel Sir Peter Hilton, KCVO, MC, JP (d. 1995) was the Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire between 1978 and 1994. He served in the Royal Artillery in the Second World War.

He was created a Knight of the Order of St John on 18 December 1980.

Hilton invested in Britannia Park, an ill-fated venture to build a theme park in Derbyshire. The company went bankrupt in 1985, only ten weeks after its opening, owing him £28,000. He was forced to sell his garden nursery business as a result.

On 12 June 1993, he was made a KCVO in the Birthday Honours List. He died in 1995 and is buried at Idridgehay.

Sir Peter Hilton Court at the University of Derby is named in his honour.


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