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  • Tags: Extraordinary Women 2018

Clare Phillips

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She lead the final parade of the Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) through Wokingham in 2015 before they moved from their base in Arborfield to MOD Lynham. Wokingham has close links to REME who, on 21st October 1978 were…

Lady Elizabeth Godsal MBE

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In addition to being the 19th High Steward of Wokingham, Lady Elizabeth was Vice Lord-Lieutenant of the Royal County of Berkshire, between 2005 and 2011. She also held the office of High Sheriff of Berkshire in 1990; was Chief President of St. John…

Diana Brimblecombe M.B.E.

Diana founded The Diana Brimblecombe Animal Rescue Centre which is a tribute to her love of animals and dedication to animal welfare.Many people will not have known Diana personally, but due to them having adopted an animal from her Rescue Centre,…

Edith Eleanor Mylne nee Baxter

During the First World War Edith’s husband Henry Charles Mylne (1853-1919) was Mayor of Wokingham giving all his time to the maintenance of the war hospital; operations in aid of the soldiers and sailors; work in connection wit the Military Tribunal;…

Miss Winifred Spooner, Aviatrix

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Miss Winifred Evelyn Spooner, a highly accomplished pilot and navigator was a resident of Wokingham.
She was the only women in the country to earn a living as personal pilot to an owner of private aeroplanes and manage his private airfield. She was…

Veronica Muriel Essame

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Veronica Essame, daughter of Frederick Heald (b. 1861), a solicitor, and mother Amy (b. 1862), was born in East Ham, Essex in July 1906. She was the youngest of three sisters and two brothers.

She lived in Finchampstead Road, Wokingham and was…

Jean Marjorie Davy

Jean was noted for her quiet charm, determination and dedication to public service. She also had a talent for organising and motivating people.

A native of Staffordshire, Jean nee Clayton came to Crowthorne in 1937 with her first husband,…

Cecily Elizabeth Arnold La Bouchardière

Cecily was the daughter of Richard Arnold Pank (1868-19), an engineer and a native of Norwich, and his wife, Minnie Sarah (1971-1928). She had a brother, Cuthbert Arnold, who served as an officer in the Royal Army Dental Corps. in 1930 Cecily sailed…