Votes for Women (08/Oct/1908) - Lady Guardian's Services

The following is a transcription of a historic newspaper article and may contain occasional errors. If the article was published prior to 1 June 1957, then the text is likely in the Public Domain.

Lady Guardian's Services.

At Huddersfield recently Miss Emily Frances Siddon, vice-chairman of the Board of Guardians, was presented with a life-size portrait[1] of herself, an illuminated address, and a gold, diamond, and pearl pendant, in recognition of her 26 years' service on the board. Miss Siddon gave the portrait to the Guardians to be hung in the board room. Miss Siddon has been vice-chairman of the board for five years, and twice declined the chairmanship. She was one of the first 27 women in England to become a member of a Board of Guardians. The number of women members is now well over a thousand.

Notes and References

  1. A copy of the portrait can be found on the Imperial War Museum web site.