Person    | Female  Born 22/3/1874  Died 1963

Norah Lyle-Smyth, Norah Smyth

Painter, sculptor, photographer and suffragette. Born Norah Veronica Lyle-Smyth in Cheshire. She was befriended by Sylvia Pankhurst and accompanied her on a speaking tour around Europe. She financed both the East London Suffragettes' weekly publication, 'The Women's Dreadnought' and the East London Toy Factory. Died in County Donegal, Ireland. Sometimes referred to as 'Norah Smyth'.

Although a keen photographer, she seems to have been camera-shy herself, as we cannot find a picture of her. Instead we have used a photo of a suffragette deputation to 10 Downing Street in 1914, which was taken by her.

At St. Bartholomew’s Parish Church, Barrow we learn that she "carved the first Rectors’ Board and the oak panels behind the altar (although she was later a member of the socialist Second International)."

2018: Spitalfields Life have published article on Smyth with many photographs.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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Norah Lyle-Smyth, Norah Smyth

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East London Federation of the Suffragettes

Site of 400 Old Ford Road East London Federation of the Suffragettes' Women's...

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East London Toy Factory

45 Norman Grove. E. Sylvia Pankhurst set up the East London Toy Factory and ...

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Whitechapel Art Gallery
1 memorial
Nicholas Dimbleby

Nicholas Dimbleby

Son of Richard and younger brother of the better known David and Jonathan, who keeps his light under a bushel, as no date of birth can be traced. A search of the records, using his probable age and...

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1 memorial
Ford Madox Brown

Ford Madox Brown

Painter and designer. Born Calais - the family travelled frequently between France and England. Not formally a member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood but he was friends with them and shared their...

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2 memorials
Edward McKnight Kauffer

Edward McKnight Kauffer

Artist and designer. Born in Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana, USA. As an art student, he was sponsored by Professor Joseph McKnight, from whom he adopted his middle name. He moved to Paris whe...

Person, Art, France, USA

1 memorial
Thomas Stothard

Thomas Stothard

Painter and illustrator.  Buried in Bunhill burial ground.

Person, Art

2 memorials