Dress designer and interior decorator. Born Laura Mountney at 31 Station Terrace, Dowlais, near Merthyr Tydfil. She married Bernard Ashley in 1949 and they began designing and printing tea towels and scarves. Gradually they expanded the business, eventually having retail outlets in four continents. She died in Coventry hospital following a fall at her daughter's home.
Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk