Person    | Female  Born 18/11/1890  Died 11/1/1969

Richmal Crompton

Categories: Children, Literature

Writer. Born Richmal Crompton Lamburn in Manchester Road, Bury. She became a teacher, but had to give up when she contracted poliomyelitis, and was left without the use of her right leg. She was the creator of William Brown and the Outlaws in 39 books published from 1921 to 1970. In all that time, the hero remained an 11 year old schoolboy. In spite of her disabilities, she volunteered for the fire service during WWII. Died at her home in Chislehurst.

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