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Fanny Cradock

Person  Female  Born 26/2/1909  Died 27/12/1994

Categories: Food & Drink, TV & Radio

An early TV cook.  Born at the site of the plaque in Apthorp, as Phyllis Pechey.  A double bigamist, she only married her fourth husband Johnny, who appeared on TV with her, when she was 68.  A serial child abandoner.  Died in a nursing home in Sussex.

We refer you to her page in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography - a lively piece of writing by Paul Levy about a larger-than-life woman.  "Everything about Fanny Cradock was preposterous."

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The plaque gives Fanny one too many "D"s.

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