Item BCA - 2017.1001 - Memorial Tea Party for Kate Wylie May 13th 2011

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BCA - 2017.1001


Memorial Tea Party for Kate Wylie May 13th 2011


  • May 13th 2011 (Creation)

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pdf of 57 photographs

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Kate Wylie was someone who spent her life thinking of others. She formed a lasting friendship with Dor Thompson during the war and like many ladies at that time, shared a home. There was a lack of men after WWII and they simply stayed together and eventually bought The Beam on the eastern edge of Bampton which had quite a lot of land with it and they ran is as a market garden. They adopted two children, a brother and sister Julie & Roger Powell. Both Kate and Dor took part in village life and many other organisations. Her memorial tea party in the old Bush Club in the Horsa building was a happy occasion and the photographs taken of it show just how much she was loved and respected by a wide range of people. Kate's brother was in the party with Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man to conquer Mount Everest in 1953; he went as high as the last camp from with Hillary and Tenzing Norgay.

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