LILIAN (LILY) ROSE HARRISON, NÉE PARKER, MBE (1924-2015)

OBITUARY: LILIAN (LILY) ROSE HARRISON, NÉE PARKER, MBE (1924-2015)

from Battersea Labour Party Annual Report (2015), pp. 23-4 Lily Harrison had a strong, feisty, ‘giving’ personality, with an intense civic commitment to the Shaftesbury Estate community in particular and to Battersea in general. In another generation, when opportunities for working-class women were greater, she would have taken a front-seat role. But she did more […]

MEMORIES – ADRIAN CORFIELD (1946-1990)

[Having been prompted to pen a brief account of Adrian’s life by one of his old College friends, I found that the memories just flowed. So I’ve decided to web-publish this account in honour of Adrian and his two grand-daughters, the second of whom was born yesterday. P.J.C. 14 February 2014] Adrian Corfield, also known […]

Irene Hill in 1941 aged 22

MEMORIES – IRENE MARY CORFIELD (1919-2013)

My mother, Irene Mary Corfield (née Hill)1, was a remarkable woman who lived a private life but seemed, through the quiet force of her personality, to represent a veritable strand of British public identity. She was born on 18 March 1919, the second child and only daughter of a York solicitor with a strong Methodist […]