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Laura Ashley

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Laura Ashley

Person  Female  Born 7/9/1925  Died 17/9/1985

Categories: Craft / Design

Countries: Wales

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.

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Plaque unveiled by Sir Bernard and Jane Ashley.

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