Author and sculptor. Born Hilda Mary McDowell. In the 1930s she entertained both Mahatma Gandhi and Haile Selassie at her home in Wimbledon, and sculpted the bust of Selassie which now stands in Cannizaro Park. She travelled in India, and founded the Skippo Fund, which supplied the first health vans to serve isolated villages in India and Pakistan. It was named for the eponymous goat in her novel Skippo of Nonesuch.
Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk