|Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
image by Benhall artist Jenny Toombs (1940-2018),
who also designed the title banner
for our local "Ebb and Flow" magazine
|"Elizabeth Garrett and Emily Davis presenting
the 1866 Women's Suffrage Petition to
Sir John Stuart Mill in Westminster Hall ",
painted in 1910 by Miss Bertha Newcombe
|Millicent Garrett Fawcett's statue
in Parliament Square,
the only one there of a woman
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (1836-1917) was the first woman to openly gain a medical qualification in Britain.
She created a medical school, and was the first woman mayor in England.
Her sister, Millicent Garrett Fawcett (1847-1929), was the suffragist leader of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies.
THE GARRETT FAMILY
|Newson Garrett (1812–1893) built Snape Maltings. He was the father of Elizabeth and Millicent, who gave Snape School to the village in memory of their parents, Newson and Louisa.|
|Newson's grandfather, Richard Garrett (1755-1839), had founded the business that became Richard Garrett & Sons and which, under the management of Newson's cousin (also a Richard Garrett), built The Long Shop in Leiston as the world's first "flow line" assembly plant in 1852.|
|☞ A timeline for the business and a list of useful information sources are at https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Richard_Garrett_and_Sons,|
|whilst a genealogy of the Garrett Family can be viewed at https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Garrett_Genealogy.|
GARRETTS' SNAPE PORTRAITS (1888)
A unique collection of 13 Victorian portraits, owned by Snape Parish Council, are displayed at Snape Maltings. Unusually for the time in which they were painted, eleven portraits are of working-class individuals, Newson Garrett’s employees, many of whom are buried at Snape churchyard. You can read more about the portraits here.