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