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Bondfield, Rt Hon. Margaret Grace, (1873–16 June 1953), JP; Vice-President National Council of Social Service  

PC 1929; CH 1948

Born 1873; died 16 June 1953

JP; Vice-President National Council of Social Service

Trade Unionist and Labour Leader; Assistant Secretary of Shop Assistants Union, 1898–1908; National Officer National Union of General and Municipal Workers; retired, ...


Braddock, Mrs Elizabeth Margaret, (1899–13 Nov. 1970), JP; MP (Lab) Exchange Division of Liverpool, since 1945; Member, Liverpool City Council, 1930–61, Alderman, 1955–61  

Born 1899; d of late Hugh Bamber and Mary Bamber, JP, National Organiser, NUDAW; m 1922, John Braddock (d 1963), Alderman, Leader, Liverpool City Council; no c; died...


Campbell, Lady Archibald, (Janey Sevilla), (died 1923)  

Born d of late James Callander of Ardkinglas and Craigforth, and of late Hon. Mrs Callander (whose portrait hangs in the King of Bavaria’s Gallery of Beauty at Munich); ward of George, 8th Duke of Argyll; ...


Carnegy of Lour, Baroness, (Elizabeth Patricia Carnegy of Lour) (28 April 1925–9 Nov. 2010)  

Born 28 April 1925; e d of late Lt Col U. E. C. Carnegy, DSO, MC, DL, JP, 12th of Lour, and Violet Carnegy, MBE; ...


Cosserat, Kay, (24 Oct. 1947–9 Dec. 2003), Director, Cosserat Design Ltd, since 1976; Part-time Lecturer, Royal College of Art, since 1990, and Chelsea School of Art, since 1985  

RDI 1986

Born 24 Oct. 1947; d of Robert and Elizabeth Macklam; m 1972, Christopher Graham Peloquin Cosserat; two s.; died 9 Dec. 2003

Director, Cosserat Design Ltd, since ...


Cox, Lady Louisa Belle, (died 30 Aug. 1956)  

DBE 1923

Born d of late Surgeon General J. B. Hamilton, RAMC; m 1889, Sir Percy Zachariah Cox, GCMG, GCIE, KCSI (d 1937); no ...


Dickson Wright, Clarissa Teresa, (24 June 1947–15 March 2014), cook; TV presenter and countryside campaigner  

Born 24 June 1947; d of Arthur Dickson Wright and Molly Bath; died 15 March 2014

cook; TV presenter and countryside campaigner

Sacred Heart Convent, Hove; University Coll. London (LLB)...


Dilke, Emilia Francis, (Lady Dilke), (2 Sept. 1840–23 Oct. 1904)  

Born Ilfracombe, 2 Sept. 1840; 4th d of Major Henry Strong, HEICS, and g d of Samuel Strong, UEL of Augusta, Ga; m 1st, 1862...


Eadie, Helen Stirling, (7 March 1947–9 Nov. 2013), Member (Lab) Cowdenbeath, Scottish Parliament, since 2011 (Dunfermline East, 1999–2011)  

Born Stenhousemuir, 7 March 1947; d of James Jack Miller and Elizabeth Reid Stirling Miller; m 1967, Robert William Eadie, s of late Alexander Eadie, BEM; two d; died 9 Nov. 2013...


Godwin, Dame (Beatrice) Anne, (1897–11 Jan. 1992), a Governor of the BBC, 1962–68; a full-time Member of the Industrial Court, 1963–69  

DBE 1962 (OBE 1952)

Born 1897; d of William Godwin. Gen. Sec., Clerical and Administrative Workers’ Union, 1956–62. Chm. of the TUC, 1961–62; died...


Gray, (Clemency Anne) Rose, (28 Jan. 1939–28 Feb. 2010), chef and owner, The River Cafe London, since 1987  

MBE 2010

Born 28 Jan. 1939; d of Clement Nelson Swann and Elizabeth Anne Lawrence; m 1961, Michael Selby Gray (marr. diss.); one s two d; m 2004, David Robin MacIlwaine; one ...


Head, Mildred Eileen, (13 June 1911–21 June 2003), owner, director and partner in several furniture and drapery shops, 1950–83  

OBE 1971

Born 13 June 1911; d of Philip Strudwick Head and Katie Head; died 21 June 2003

owner, director and partner in several furniture and drapery shops, 1950–83

Sudbury Girls’ Secondary Sch.; Chelsea Coll. of Physical Educn (Dipl.)...


Hyams, Daisy Deborah, (Mrs C. Guderley), (25 Nov. 1913–11 Sept. 1996)  

OBE 1974

Born 25 Nov. 1913; d of Hyman Hyams and Annie Burnett; m 1936, Sidney Hart; no c; m 1975, Charles Guderley; died 11 Sept. 1996...


Jones, Robyn Anne, (20 Aug. 1961–21 Sept. 2015), Co-Founder, CH&Co Catering Ltd (formerly Charlton House Catering), since 1991  

OBE 2011

Born Sutton Coldfield, 20 Aug. 1961; d of David and Patricia Lardge; m 1986, Timothy John Jones; one s one d; died 21 Sept. 2015

Co-Founder, CH&Co Catering Ltd (formerly Charlton House Catering), since ...


Laverick, Elizabeth, (25 Nov. 1925–12 Jan. 2010), Project Director, Advanced Manufacturing in Electronics, 1985–88  

OBE 1993; PhD, CEng, FIET; CPhys, FInstP, FIEEE (US)

Born 25 Nov. 1925; d of William Rayner and Alice Garland; m 1st, 1946 (marr. diss. 1960); no c; 2nd, ...


Lawrence, Hon. Dame Maude Agnes, (16 April 1864–11 Jan. 1933), Director of Women’s Establishments at the Treasury since 1920; Chief Woman Inspector of the Board of Education, 1905–20  

DBE 1926

Born 16 April 1864; d of 1st Baron Lawrence, Viceroy of India, 1864–69; died 11 Jan. 1933

Director of Women’s Establishments at the Treasury since ...


Nesbit, E(dith), (Mrs Hubert Bland), (19 Aug. 1858–4 May 1924), poet and novelist, and author of children’s books  

Born London, 19 Aug. 1858; y d of John Collis Nesbit; m 1st, 1880, Hubert Bland (d 1914); two s two d; 2nd, ...


Roddick, Dame Anita (Lucia), (23 Oct. 1942–10 Sept. 2007), Founder, 1976, and consultant, since 2006, The Body Shop (non-executive Director, 2002–06)  

DBE 2003 (OBE 1988)

Born 23 Oct. 1942; d of Henry Perilli and Gilda de Vita; m 1970, (Thomas) Gordon Roddick; two d; died 10 Sept. 2007

Founder, 1976...


Rothschild, Hon. Dame Miriam (Louisa), (Hon. Dame Miriam Lane), (5 Aug. 1908–20 Jan. 2005)  

DBE 2000 (CBE 1982); FRS 1985

Born 5 Aug. 1908; e d of Hon. N. C. Rothschild, 2nd s of 1st Baron Rothschild and Rozsika de Wertheimstein; ...


Smith, Dame Margôt, (5 Sept. 1918–8 May 2007)  

DBE 1974

Born 5 Sept. 1918; d of Leonard Graham Brown, MC, FRCS, and Margaret Jane Menzies; m 1st, 1938, Bertram Aykroyd (marr. diss. 1947; he d 1983), y s...