Series DP/MT - Myfanwy Thomas Series

Obituary for Bronwen Simmons, daughter of Edward Thomas, by Anne Mallinson

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Myfanwy Thomas Series


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(16 August 1910 - 8 March 2005)

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Myfanwy Thomas was the youngest of Edward and Helen Thomas's three children. She was six years old when her father was killed on the first day of the Battle of Arras, 9 April 1917. After leaving school aged 17, Myfanwy went on to work at the BBC, as the Private Secretary for publisher Harry Batsford and as Secretary to the Headmaster of Malvern Boys' College.

After the Second World War, she trained as a teacher at the Birmingham Teacher Training College before moving to Eastbury in Hampshire to be near her mother Helen. Myfanwy worked at local schools for two decades and lived at Bridge Cottage in Eastbury until she moved to East Garston in 1993.

She was a prolific letter writer and tireless promoter of her father's work, becoming President of the Edward Thomas Fellowship when if formed in 1980.

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Deposited on behalf of Myfanwy Thomas and her daughter Rosemary Vallendar by The Edward Thomas Fellowship on 5 November 1999 [D/11/99/1], 17 July 2000 [D/07/00/4], 28 November 2005 [G/11/05/1], 10 June 2006 [G/06/06/1], 5 February 2008 [G/02/08/2] and 14 March 2013 [G/07/13/2]

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