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Barbara Willard

Barbara Willard (1909 - 1994) was a local children's author who was born in Brighton. For a while she lived in Kingston and recently Turner Waddell sent Hazel Craven a photograph (see below) of Barbara, Frances Howell (also known as Nobby) and himself.

This photograph is of Barbara Willard outside Quince Cottage (next to the Village Hall) in 1947. Barbara Willard, Nobby and Turner Waddell The picture shows Frances "Nobby" Howell seated on the step, Barbara Willard in the middle and a boy called Turner Waddell.





Here is a newspaper article written about Barbara just after she had died in 1994. Newspaper article about Barbara Willard






Turner Waddell kindly sent this letter with the photograph enclosed, to Hazel Craven for inclusion on the village website. Turner Waddell's letter










Hazel Craven wrote and published a set of historical records on Kingston For the Parish Council. This is still available to purchase for 7.50 for anybody who is interested. Please contact the Parish Council or Hazel if you would like a copy.



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