THE  DOVER WAR MEMORIAL  PROJECT

 

war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

 

Dover Cemeteries

"Jottings" - spotted by volunteers as they visit the cemeteries (Index). 

LUCY BROOKE

 

headstone

 

In Memory of Lucy Brooke, widow of James Brooke, who died 21 October 1899.

 

This stone is erected by the Baroness Burdett-Couts as a tribute of respect and affectionate regard for the memory of Mrs Brooke who was the first matron of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, of which institute the Baroness was one of the founders. Mrs Brooke occupied the position of matron for 14 years until disabled by illness in the performance of her onerous and responsible duties;   She not only won the confidence and admiration of the society�s committee, but gained the sincere devotion and love of the children under her care, many of whom after leaving the institution wrote her letters expressing their gratitude and thankfulness.

 

Life's race well run,

Life's work well done.

Now comes rest


with thanks to Joyce Banks

 


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